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

  Lust \Lust\, n. [AS. lust, lust, pleasure, longing; akin to OS.,
     D., G., & Sw. lust, Dan. & Icel. lyst, Goth lustus, and perh.
     tom Skr. lush to desire, or to E. loose. Cf. List to
     please, Listless.]
     1. Pleasure. [Obs.] " Lust and jollity." --Chaucer.
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     2. Inclination; desire. [Obs.]
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              For little lust had she to talk of aught. --Spenser.
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              My lust to devotion is little.        --Bp. Hall.
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     3. Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; -- in a had
        sense; as, the lust of gain.
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              The lust of reigning. --Milton.
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     4. Licentious craving; a strong sexual appetite. --Milton.
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     5. Hence: Virility; vigor; active power. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lust \Lust\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lusted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Lusting.] [AS. lystan. See Lust, n., and cf. List to
     choose.]
     1. To list; to like. [Obs.] --Chaucer. " Do so if thou lust.
        " --Latimer.
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     Note: In earlier usage lust was impersonal.
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                 In the water vessel he it cast
                 When that him luste.               --Chaucer.
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     2. To have an eager, passionate, and especially an inordinate
        or sinful desire, as for the gratification of the sexual
        appetite or of covetousness; -- often with after.
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              Whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.    --Deut. xii.
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              Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath
              committed adultery with her already in his heart.
                                                    --Matt. v. 28.
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              The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy.
                                                    --James iv. 5.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lust
      n 1: a strong sexual desire [syn: lecherousness, lust,
           lustfulness]
      2: self-indulgent sexual desire (personified as one of the
         deadly sins) [syn: lust, luxuria]
      v 1: have a craving, appetite, or great desire for [syn:
           crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lust]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  153 Moby Thesaurus words for "lust":
     acedia, ache, ache for, acquisitiveness, ambition, andromania,
     anger, animality, animus, aphrodisia, appetence, appetency,
     appetite, appetition, avarice, avariciousness, avaritia, avidity,
     avidness, bawdiness, biological urge, bodily appetite,
     carnal desire, carnality, choice, clitoromania, command, conation,
     conatus, concupiscence, coveting, covetousness, crave, craving,
     cupidity, deadly sin, decision, desire, determination, dirtiness,
     discretion, disposition, drive, energy, envy, eromania, eroticism,
     eroticomania, eroticomaniac, erotism, erotomania, excitement,
     fancy, fervor, fleshliness, fleshly lust, free choice, free will,
     frenzy of desire, furor uterinus, fury of desire, gluttony,
     goatishness, grasping, graspingness, greed, greediness, gula,
     gynecomania, hanker, heat, hoggishness, horniness, hot blood,
     hot pants, hunger, hysteromania, inclination, incontinence,
     indecency, infantile sexuality, inordinate desire, insatiability,
     insatiable desire, intemperateness, intention, invidia, ira, itch,
     itching palm, lasciviousness, lecherousness, lechery, lewdness,
     libidinousness, libido, lickerishness, liking, lubriciousness,
     lubricity, lust after, lustfulness, luxuria, mind, nymphomania,
     objective, obscenity, overgreediness, passion, piggishness, pine,
     pleasure, polymorphous perversity, priapism, pride, prurience,
     pruriency, randiness, rapaciousness, rapacity, ravenousness,
     resolution, rut, salaciousness, salacity, satyriasis, satyrism,
     sensuality, sexiness, sexual desire, sexual longing,
     sexual passion, sexuality, sloth, sordidness, superbia,
     swinishness, thirst, urge, uteromania, velleity, venereal appetite,
     volition, voraciousness, voracity, will, will power, wish,
     wolfishness, wrath, yearn, yearning, yen
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Lust
     sinful longing; the inward sin which leads to the falling away
     from God (Rom. 1:21). "Lust, the origin of sin, has its place in
     the heart, not of necessity, but because it is the centre of all
     moral forces and impulses and of spiritual activity." In Mark
     4:19 "lusts" are objects of desire.
     

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