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Allure (noun, verb)

Definition:

 (n.) 1. an attractive or tempting quality; 2. the power to entice or attract; (v.) to attract in a powerful way

Example Sentences:

– The allure of big-city life draws young people away from small towns.
– She looked at him across the crowded room and smiled alluringly.
– The allure of blue skies and warm weather led me to book a vacation to Hawaii.
– People were drawn to the reality tv show auditions by the allure of fame.

Synonyms:

 (n.) charm, appeal, seductiveness, (v.) captivate, tempt, attract, enchant, entice

Antonyms:

(n.) unattractiveness, (v.) estrange, disaffect
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Blasphemous (adjective)

Definition:

1. irreverent towards the religious or sacred; 2. using profane language; 3. straying from acceptable beliefs and values, especially within a religious context

Example Sentences:

– Everyone was shocked and horrified at the blasphemy of the teenagers, who burned their nation’s flag in public.
– Despite growing up in the church, the comedian now draws from her religious background in oftentimes offensive and sometimes even blasphemous ways.
– That kind of blasphemy will not be tolerated in this church.
– He enjoyed making blasphemous remarks as a way to shock people, particularly those who were highly religious.

Synonyms:

profane, sacrilegious, irreverent

Antonyms:

 reverent, religious, respectful

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