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usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
inasmuch_as - since; owing to the fact that
ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
superficial - of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
misogynist - hater of woman; CF. misogyny
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
swelter - (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat