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gainsay - deny
lounge - stand, sit, or lie in a lazy, relaxed way
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
bullion - gold and silver in the form of bars
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
tarry - linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
objective - not influenced by emotions; fair; N: goal; aim
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury