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
- practicing usury; charging illegal or exorbitant rates of interest for the use of money: a usurious moneylender.
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%.
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pithy = brief or forceful
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pedantic = ostentatious in one’s learning
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