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::: gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
::: pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
::: pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
::: ingenious - marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
::: acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
::: welter - confusion; turmoil; confused mass; bewildering jumble; Ex. welter of data
::: pandemic - widespread; affecting the majority of people; N: pandemic disease; CF. all people
::: debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society