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::: apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
::: hostility - unfriendliness; hatred; enmity; ADJ. hostile
::: atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
::: purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
::: windfall - fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
::: usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
::: crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
::: palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
::: pinnacle - peak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame
::: comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke