Word of the Day

Posted On October 24, 2007

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lucre

(noun) [LOO-kahr] 1. money, profits, or riches, often suggesting ill-gotten gains: “Glenn knew that there would be very little money in his art, but he took great pride in sticking to his vision and refused to succumb to the lucre of more compromised forms.”

Origin

Approximately 1390; from Middle English; borrowed from Latin, ‘lucrum’: gain or profit, which is related to the root ‘lau-‘: gain, profit.

 Money 

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