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extortion

ex·tor·tion

extortion

 
pronunciation:
ihk stor shn
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of coercing someone by force, threats, or abuse of authority to give something valuable, such as money, information, excessive interest, or the like.
similar words:
blackmail
definition 2: something that has been extorted.
similar words:
blackmail
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derivation: extortionary (adj.)