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gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
osseous - made of bone; bony
amnesia - loss of memory
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
trickster - person who cheats people
seasonal - of a particular season; Ex. seasonal rise in employment
plight - difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament