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

  Raciness \Ra"ci*ness\ (r[=a]"s[i^]*n[e^]s), n.
     The quality of being racy; peculiar and piquant flavor.
     [1913 Webster]
           The general characteristics of his [Cobbett's] style
           were perspicuity, unequaled and inimitable; . . . a
           purity always simple, and raciness often elegant.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard";
           "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange
           spices"; "the raciness of the wine" [syn: pungency,
           bite, sharpness, raciness]
      2: behavior or language bordering on indelicacy [syn:
         gaminess, raciness, ribaldry, spiciness]

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