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Vig

Interest paid on a loan to a loan shark. Vig is usually very high, or at least higher than the legal limit for interest. It is also called shy.
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But, indeed, to be misunderstood is the shy man's fate on every occasion; and whatever impression he endeavors to create, he is sure to convey its opposite.
These and the rest of a shy man's troubles are always very amusing to other people, and have afforded material for comic writing from time immemorial.
Yes, shy men, like ugly women, have a bad time of it in this world, to go through which with any comfort needs the hide of a rhinoceros.
For the comfort of the shy, I can assure them of that from personal experience.
One consolation that shy folk can take unto themselves is that shyness is certainly no sign of stupidity.
When you can look round a roomful of people and think that each one is a mere child in intellect compared with yourself you feel no more shy of them than you would of a select company of magpies or orang-outangs.
The shy man, on the other hand, is humble--modest of his own judgment and over-anxious concerning that of others.
Rosa in the deepening gloom looks down upon the ground, half frightened and half shy.
For Dick was merry, noisy, and fun-loving, and although Joseph loved fun too it was in a quiet, shy way.
A shy boy at school, Addison had grown into a shy, retiring man, and no doubt he was not a little taken aback at a visit from so great a personage.
But he was too shy ever to make a speech, and presently he went to Ireland as Secretary of State.
There is this to be said for your shy, cautious man, that on the rare occasions when he does tap the vein of eloquence that vein becomes a geyser.