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 for turpitude
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Turpitude \Tur"pi*tude\, n. [L. turpitudo, from turpis foul,
     base.]
     Inherent baseness or vileness of principle, words, or
     actions; shameful wickedness; depravity. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster] Turquoise

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  turpitude
      n 1: a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice; "the
           various turpitudes of modern society" [syn: depravity,
           turpitude]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "turpitude":
     abandon, abandonment, abjection, baseness, chicanery,
     corruptedness, corruption, corruptness, debasement, decadence,
     decadency, degeneracy, degenerateness, degeneration, degradation,
     demoralization, depravation, depravedness, depravity,
     dissoluteness, knavery, knavishness, moral pollution,
     moral turpitude, profligacy, rascality, rascalry, reprobacy,
     roguery, roguishness, rottenness, scampishness, scoundrelism,
     vileness, villainousness, villainy
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  TURPITUDE. Everything done contrary to justice, honesty, modesty or good 
  morals, is said to be done with turpitude. 
  
  

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