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gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
podiatrist - doctor who treats ailments of the feet; chiropodist; N. podiatrics
subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
feign - pretend
assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)
lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
angular - sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner