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hazardous - dangerous
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
predator - predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
provincial - pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated
mundane - worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday; of the ordinary; Ex. mundane existence; CF. world
excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso