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Money laundering

The process of creating the appearance that large amounts of money obtained from serious crimes, such as drug trafficking or terrorist activity, originated from a legitimate source.

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Ethos

The underlying sentiments or beliefs that define a people, race, class, group, etc.

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Fungible

(especially of goods) able to be exchanged or replaced by another of a like kind.

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Divisive

Creating discord or dissension.

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Dissension

Disagreement

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Equitable

Fair.

Reasonable.

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Equity

1). Fairness. Justness. (Ex: "the equity of our legal system")

2). The monetary value of a property or business beyond what is owed on it in mortgages, claims, liens, etc. (Ex: "they have avoided tapping into their home equity for unnecessary expenses").

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Bottom out

To reach the lowest state or level

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Concur

Agree with.

Example: "do you concur with his statement?"

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Parameters

Limits or boundaries.

Example: "he exceeded the parameters of his authority."

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Margin

An amount allowed beyond what is actually necessary.

Example: "to allow a margin for error."

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Iniquity

Injustice.

Wickedness.

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Cross section

A sample showing all the distinctive parts, relationships, etc.

Example: "a cross section of American opinion"

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Perfidy

Treachery.

Betrayal.

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Pare

Cut back.

Clip.

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Perennial

Enduring.

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Subjugate

Enslave.

Master.

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Supersede

To replace in power or authority (as by another person or thing).

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Subvert

To overthrow.

To corrupt.

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Egregious

Extraordinary in some bad way.

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Transgression

Violation of a law.

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Gouge

Act of extortion.

Swindle.

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Rabble

Disorderly crowd.

Mob.

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Spoils

Prizes won.

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Congressman

A member of Congress (frequently refers to a member of the House of Representatives).

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Pre-emptive

Taken as a measure against something anticipated or feared.

Ex: a pre-emptive strike

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Edict

Command

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Venal

Corrupt

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Trace

An extremely small amount.