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Use Fancy Words: usurious

Use Fancy Words: usurious #theeverygirl

Fancy word Everygirls should know: usurious

Why we chose this fancy word: One of our editors' boyfriend used this word in casual conversation, leaving her confounded. She just had to hit up the dictionary for a little guidance. 

Definition: usurious (adjective) pronunciation: yoo-zhoor-ee-uhs

  1. practicing usury; charging illegal or exorbitant rates of interest for the use of money: a usurious moneylender.
  2. constituting or characterized by usury: usurious rates of interest; a usurious loan.

Use this word in a sentence: Upon reviewing the increase on her credit card balance, Michelle realized she was being charged a usurious interest rate of over 20%.

Have you been using past fancy words?

fruition = attainment of anything desired; realization; accomplishment
libation = a pouring out of wine or other liquid in honor of a deity
ubiquitous = existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time
chimerical = highly unrealistic; wildly fanciful
pithy = brief or forceful
euphemism = nice way of saying something unpleasant
loquacious = talkative, babbling
osculation = a kiss
resplendent = having a splendid appearance
pedantic = ostentatious in one’s learning
compendium = summary or account of a subject

Credits

Melanie Stone #theeverygirl

Melanie Stone

writing intern
Jessica Durrant #theeverygirl

Jessica Durrant

illustrator