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1. Practicing usury.
2. Of or constituting usury: usurious interest rates.

u·su′ri·ous·ly adv.
u·su′ri·ous·ness n.
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Adv.1.usuriously - to an exorbitant degreeusuriously - to an exorbitant degree; "prices are exorbitantly high in the capital"
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"Sure, I can understand if you were working at a payday loan place, usuriously ripping off low-income borrowers, or if you were a high-flying Wall Street broker making a killing off of slicing and dicing derivatives and selling them to people too dumb to know better, or if you were an accountant for a major multinational who specialized in helping them understate their taxable income or shelter it in tax havens." But if there's any industry in which "stewardship," that favorite Christianese word that in many contexts sounds like a baptized synonym for greed, actually means what it's supposed to mean, surely it is in helping Moms and Pops or Johns and Janes save for retirement?
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