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::: usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
::: tenacity - firmness; persistence
::: propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
::: vibrant - full of vigor or energy; vibrating
::: histrionic - theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior
::: repugnance - disgust; strong dislike; loathing; ADJ. repugnant: arousing disgust; repulsive
::: alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
::: astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
::: recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
::: largess - generous gift (given to people who do not have enough)