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usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
unique - without an equal; single in kind
patriarch - father and ruler of a family or tribe
iniquitous - wicked; immoral; unrighteous; N. iniquity; Ex. den of iniquity
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
adventitious - accidental; casual; happening by chance
curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death