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usury
n.the practice lending money at an unlawful rate
arrears
n. a debt
primogenture
n. firstborn
travail
n. hard work,
stint
n. an allotted portion of work or a share of a task.
respite
n. a postponement, delay, or interval of rest.
arduous
adj. difficult, hard to achieve, or strenuous.
interminable
adj. lasting, endless
inveterate
adj. deep rooted or firmly established by long habit.
extant
adj. still in existence.
repast
n. a meal or food.
tankard
n. a tall, one-handed drinking vessel
credence
n. belief or acceptance; or trustworthiness or reliability.
attest
v. to declare as true
palaver
n. a conference, discussion, or conversation.
despondent
adj. utterly discouraged
rue
v. to feel regret.
disconcert
v. to confuse, disturb, frustrate, upset, or embarrass.
agrarian
adj. relating to agriculture or farmland.
husbandry
n. farming
arable
adj. suitable for plowing.
grist
n. grain that has been or is to be ground.
repudiate
v. to disown, renounce, or reject.
chasten
v. to punish in order to correct; or to subdue or restrain from excess.
malediction
n. a curse or a calling down of evil upon someone; or evil talk or slander.
imprecation
n. a curse or a plea, or a prayer for evil or misfortune.
derogatory
adj. belittling, disdainful, or tending to lessen in value.
contrive
v. to scheme or plan, to invent or design, to manage or do, or to bring about.
ingratiate
v. to bring oneself to another’s favor or good graces.
assuage
v. to pacify, calm or satisfy, or to make less severe.
palliative
. tending or serving to relieve or soothe.
immure
v. to imprison or confine, or to seclude or isolate oneself.
adulterate
v. to make impure or inferior by the addition of a substance of less value or by the removal of a valuable ingredient.
upbraid
v. to scold vehemently or criticize severely.
recrimination
– n. a countercharge or counteraccusation.
gibe
v. to taunt, mock, or tease sarcastically.
raillery
n. light and good natured teasing, ridicule, or satire.
foible
n. a minor weakness or harmless failing in character or behavior.
parsimony
n. excessive stinginess.
effrontery
n. shameless boldness, impudence, or forward behavior.
temerity
n. rashness or reckless boldness.
avarice
. excessive greed for wealth or possessions.
rapacity
n. excessive greed; or a disposition to seize and carry off.
pander
v. to supply material or opportunity for vices, or to act as a go-between in love intrigues.
desecrate
v. to profane, to treat irreverently, or to violate the sanctity of.
unregenerate
adj. wicked, sinful, or unrepentant.
fetid
adj. having a foul, offensive smell.
invidious
adj. giving offense or causing ill will or hatred.
heinious
. hateful, atrocious, or very wicked.
pernicious
adj. highly injurious, destructive, fatal, or deadly.
smut
n. dirt, matter that blackens or soils things, or obscenity
dross
n. any waste matter or refuge, or the scum coming to the top of liquid metal.
offal
n. garbage; or the inedible, discarded parts of a butchered