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Perhaps this is a function of our oft-noted fascination with bad behavior and boredom with rectitude. In any case, illicit may be used of behavior that is either unlawful or immoral. These categories frequently overlap, but they are not always synonymous, as some unlawful activities illicit cigarette smoking may not be considered immoral, while some immoral activities an illicit affair are not illegal. Illicit is occasionally confused with elicit because of the similarity in their pronunciations, but the two words have decidedly different meanings and functions: in contemporary English, elicit is a verb meaning "to get a response, information, etc. She had an illicit affair with her boss. See More Recent Examples on the Web The spy used his status as a staff of an international organization in Europe to help secure visas for other North Korean officials suspected of funneling illicit cash for the regime, according to a United Nations report. Paul a few months back. Paul," 18 Dec.
Alexandre went so far as to buy back a Degas from its illicit owners. It causes some of my cells to express Ebola proteins to illicit an immune response. LSD, an illicit drug with a serious stigma, was once the darling of the psychotherapy world. These same groups that trade in animals are also shuttling weapons, humans, and other illicit goods across national lines. Antoine Freneau had grown really afraid to carry on his illicit trade after the capture of the Red Rover. In order to put a check on illicit removal, all passengers now leaving the Union are searched before they board their ships. The illicit means employed in discriminative underselling are chiefly extortion and deception. It would hurt his feelings to accuse a brother-clerk of being an illicit trader. Illicit hollands, schiedam, and indeed smuggling in general; excused as a matter of moonshine.