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usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
check - stop motion; curb or restrain
tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
abscond - depart secretly and hide
advent - arrival
spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
stint - set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
ruthless - pitiless; merciless; cruel