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usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
refraction - bending of a ray of light
bigot - one who is intolerant (in matters of religion or politics)
devious - roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
revile - attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
perceptive - insightful; showing a good ability at perceiving and understanding; aware; wise; of perception
inquisitor - questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance