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beholden - obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
clavicle - collarbone
exemplary - serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model
barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
ablution - washing
cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
exude - flow out slowly; discharge (gradually); give forth; N. exudation
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.