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While speaking, he busied himself in accordance with his salacity.

Salacity once aroused, even in a minister, allows no room for reason or for conscience.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from Latin salax (genitive salacis) "lustful," probably originally "fond of leaping," as in a male animal leaping on a female in sexual advances, from salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)). Earliest form of the word in English is salacity (c.1600). Related: Salaciously; salaciousness.

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