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temptation

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1 the pressure to give in to a desire for easy or immediate pleasure
  • he felt the temptation to go sailing, but did his chores instead

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2 something that persuades one to perform an action for pleasure or gain
  • money, power, and other overwhelming temptations can seduce a person to a life of crime

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The first known use of temptation was in the 13th century

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“Temptation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/temptation. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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