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depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
plummet - fall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.
inquisitor - questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
discrete - separate; unconnected
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
antidote - remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
vindictive - disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak
gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.