Meaning: having or showing excessive or offensive sexual desire.
Synonym: lustful, licentious, lascivious,
Antonym: chaste, pure
Sentence: "she ignored his lecherous gaze"
Meaning: the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.
Synonym: purging, purgation, purification, cleansing,
Sentence: "music is a means of catharsis for them"
Meaning: a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, etc.: a bigoted person
Synonym: dogmatist, partisan
Sentence: a deeply ingrained bigotry prevented her from even considering the counterarguments
Meaning: uncontrolled in a way that is playful or full of energy
Synonym: hell-raising, knockabout
Sentence: that beach is often taken over by packs of rambunctious young people, so don't go there expecting peace and quiet
Meaning: cynical beliefs: beliefs that people are generally selfish and dishonest
Sentence: Nothing could change her cynicism about politics.
Meaning: the ability to share someone else's feelings
Synonym: commiserative, compassionate
Sentence: He felt great empathy with the poor.
Meaning: especially of a comment or style of speaking) sharp and forthright., tasting sour or bitter.
Synonym: sharp, sarcastic, sardonic
Antonym: mild, kind
Sentence: "his acerbic wit"
Meaning: slightly indecent and liable to shock, especially by being sexually suggestive.
Synonym: bawdy, indecent, ribald, rude,
Sentence: "his risqué humour"
Meaning: think deeply about something
Synonym: think about, contemplate, consider
Antonym: ignore, neglect, discard, disregard
Sentence: "we sat ruminating on the nature of existence"
Meaning: violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred.
Synonym: desecration, profanity,
Antonym: piety, respectfulness
Sentence: "putting ecclesiastical vestments to secular use was considered sacrilege"