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concupiscent (noun) – A strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Not many Latin words are as easy to break down into their component parts as concupiscent is. The first element is a variant of the preposition and prefix cum ?with,? here used as an intensive prefix (?thoroughly?). The second element is the Latin root cup- ?desire.? The third, -isc, is the inceptive (also called inchoative) suffix (?beginning to ??). The final element is -ent, the inflectional stem of the present participle; concupiscent literally means ?beginning to strongly desire? or simply “desirous.” Concupiscent entered English in the 14th century.

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