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  • 161 yearning — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. want, longing, craving; see deSire 1 , wish 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. desire, longing, want, need, craving, hunger, thirst, hankering, ache, wish, *yen, fancy. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A strong wanting of… …

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  • 162 Desire — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Desire >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 desire desire wish fancy fantasy Sgm: N 1 want want need exigency GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 mind mind inclination leaning …

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  • 163 yen — [ jen ] (plural yen) noun 1. ) count the unit of money used in Japan. Its symbol is ¥. 2. ) singular a strong feeling that you want to do something: HANKERING …

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  • 164 bleating\ heart — (n.phr.) An intensely visceral yearning or hankering for. The expression is a portmanteau derived from bleeding heart (of bleeding heart dove) and bleating (pleading sound of an ewe). Works especially well in conjunction with I love ewe.… …

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  • 165 hanker — [[t]hæ̱ŋkə(r)[/t]] hankers, hankering, hankered VERB If you hanker after something, you want it very much. [V after/for n] In 1969 I hankered after a floor length brown suede coat. [Also V to inf] …

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  • 166 Sikh Wars — (1845–1846, 1848–1849)    Two short but particularly brutal wars waged by British forces against the Khalsa, the army of the Sikh religious sect, for control of the Punjab in northwest India. The First Sikh War followed hot on the East India… …

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  • 167 appetite — n. 1. Desire, longing, craving, hankering, pruriency, appetency, passion. 2. Liking, relish, stomach, gusto, gust, zest. 3. Hunger, stomach, desire of food …

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  • 168 craving — n. Longing, hungering, yearning, hankering, strong desire …

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  • 169 cupidity — n. 1. Longing, hankering, greed, lust, strong desire. 2. Avarice, covetousness, inordinate desire of wealth …

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  • 170 itching — n. 1. Itch. 2. Craving, longing, teasing desire, uneasy hankering, importunate craving, burning …

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  • 171 lickerish — a. 1. Hankering (to lick or taste), craving, longing. 2. Lecherous. See libidinous. 3. Dainty, nice, fastidious. 4. Dainty, tempting, appetizing …

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  • 172 prurience — n.; (also pruriency) Itching, longing, lust, desire, appetite, hankering, cupidity, covetousness …

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  • 173 prurient — a. Itching, longing, desiring, hankering, craving, lustful, covetous …

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  • 174 wishful — a. Desirous, longing, eager, hankering, wistful …

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  • 175 desire — I. n. 1. Wish, will, aspiration. 2. Longing, craving, hankering, inclination, proclivity, impulse, drawing, appetency, appetite. 3. Sexual love, love, passion. 4. Brute passion, sexual appetite, lust. II. v. a. 1. Wish, crave, covet, want, fancy …

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  • 176 itch — I. n. 1. Itching. 2. (Med.) Psora. 3. Teasing desire, uneasy hankering, importunate craving, burning. II. v. n. 1. Tingle, feel itchy, have an itching sensation. 2. Feel an itching, have an itching sensation …

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  • 177 thirst — I. n. 1. Desire for drink. 2. Desire, longing, craving, hankering, yearning, appetite, hunger. 3. Dryness, drought, aridity. II. v. n. 1. Desire to drink. 2. Desire, long, crave, hanker, yearn …

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  • 178 wish — I. v. n. Desire, long, hanker, list. II. v. a. 1. Bid, direct, want, desire, intend, mean. 2. Desire, want, long for, hanker after, set one s heart upon. III. n. 1. Desire, want, will, pleasure, behest, hest (poetical), mind, intention. 2 …

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  • 179 appetite — noun 1) a walk sharpens the appetite Syn: hunger, ravenousness, hungriness; taste, palate 2) my appetite for learning Syn: craving, longing, yearning, hankering, hunger, thirst, pass …

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  • 180 craving — noun a craving for chocolate Syn: longing, yearning, desire, want, wish, hankering, hunger, thirst, appetite, greed, lust, ache, need, urge; informal yen, itch, jones …

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