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  1. usury 

    1. the lending of money with an interest charge for its use;especially : the lending of money at exorbitant interest rates

    2. an unconscionable or exorbitant rate or amount of interest;specifically : interest in excess of a legal rate charged to a borrower for the use of money
  2. privy

    (privy to the conspiracy)
    • 1. a : private, withdrawn
    • b : secret

    2. belonging or relating to a person in one's individual rather than official capacity

    3. admitted as one sharing in a secret 
  3. capitulation
    1. a set of terms or articles constituting an agreement between governments

    • 2. a : the act of surrendering or yielding
    • b : the terms of surrender
  4. lacuna 

    (pl. lacunae)
    (adj. lacunar, lacunate)

    (the evident lacunae in his story)
    (despite all these lacunae, those reforms were a vast improvement —New Republic)
    • 1. a blank space or a missing part : gap; 
    • also : deficiency 

    2: a small cavity, pit, or discontinuity in an anatomical structure

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Sat prep
2012-09-13 16:56:25
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