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gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
acoustics - science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
stately - formal; ceremonious; grand in style or size; majestic
sonorous - resonant; producing a full deep sound; producing sound
terminal - part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer
perpetrate - commit an offense; do (something wrong)
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect