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::: sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
::: usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
::: halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
::: heinous - atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
::: maculated - spotted; stained; CF. immaculate
::: delta - flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river
::: polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
::: deranged - insane
::: saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander