ILLICIT is an adjective that’s used to talk about things people aren’t supposed to do because they are illegal. EXAMPLES

  • He is credited with taking a number of illegal firearms and illicit drugs off the streets.
  • Silk Road is a dark web bazaar where users could buy and sell drugs and other illicit items.


ELICIT is a verb that’s used to talk about calling forth or drawing out a response or reaction from someone. EXAMPLES

  • Her emptional letters always elicited outpourings of sympathy from the readers.
  • The comedian hoped his jokes would elicit a great deal of laughter from the audience

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