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usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
miniature - small model; small painting; ADJ: small
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
rider - amendment or clause added to a legislative bill