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usury(n)
1. An exorbitant or unlawful rate of interest
2. The act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest
desist (v)
choose not to consume
fornication(n)
adultery
condemned(v)
pronounced or proved guilty
appalled(adj)
struck with fear, dread or consternation
vacuity(n)
1.total absense of matter
2.total lack of meaning or ideas
vocation(n)
1.the particular occupation for which you are trained
2.a body of people doing the same kind of work
opprobrium(n)
1.state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
2.a state of extreme dishonor
incessant(adj)
1.Occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted
2.Uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
Syn.: never-ending
maelstrom(n)
A powerful circular current of water (usually the resulting of conflicting tides)
Syn.: whirlpool
palatable(adj)
acceptable to the taste or mind
prerogative(n)
A right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)
"suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males"
savant(n)
Someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
leraned person; pundit
untuous(adj)
unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
oily
analogous(adj)
comparable
"brains and computers are often considered analogous";
"the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird are analogous"
incipient(adj)
only partly in existence; just beginning
Syn.:inchoate
palisade(n)
fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground
prescient(adj)
perceiving the significance of events before they occur
scale(v)
to climb
extradite(v)
hand over to the authorities of another country
"They extradited the fugitive to his native country so he could be tried there"