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elicit, illicit - vocabulary

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Elicit: verb, to draw out, to bring forth, to call forth or provoke.

Illicit: adjective, not legally permitted or authorized, disapproved of, as in an illicit affair or illicit drug traffic.

It is the story-teller’s task to elicit sympathy and a measure of understanding for those who lie outside the boundaries of State approval.

—Graham Greene Speech on receiving the Shakespeare Prize Awarded by the University of Hamburg, Germany, 1969

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