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

  Sultry \Sul"try\ (s[u^]l"tr[y^]), a. [Compar. Sultrier
     (s[u^]l"tr[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Sultriest.] [From
     Sweltry.]
     1. Very hot, burning, and oppressive; as, Libya's sultry
        deserts.
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              Such as, born beneath the burning sky
              And sultry sun, betwixt the tropics lie. --Dryden.
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     2. Very hot and humid, or hot, close, stagnant, and
        oppressive, as air.
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              When in the sultry glebe I faint,
              Or on the thirsty mountain plant.     --Addison.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sultry
      adj 1: sexually exciting or gratifying; "sensual excesses"; "a
             sultry look"; "a sultry dance" [syn: sensual, sultry]
      2: characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; "the summer
         was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the
         sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm" [syn:
         sultry, stifling, sulfurous, sulphurous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "sultry":
     Fescennine, Rabelaisian, airless, baking, bawdy, blue, breathless,
     broiling, burning, close, damp, dirty, erotic, filthy, foul,
     foul-mouthed, foul-spoken, foul-tongued, fulsome, hot, humid,
     impure, ithyphallic, lewd, livid, lurid, lustful, lusty, moist,
     mucky, muggy, nasty, obscene, offensive, oppressive, passionate,
     pornographic, provocative, raunchy, red-hot, ribald, salacious,
     scorching, scurrile, scurrilous, seductive, sensationalistic,
     sensual, sexy, sizzling, smoking-room, smothering, smudgy, smutty,
     soggy, steaming, steamy, sticky, stifling, stuffy, suffocating,
     sweltering, sweltry, tabloid, torrid, unchaste, unclean,
     unprintable, unrepeatable, vile, voluptuous
  
  

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