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extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
farce - broad comedy; mockery; humorous play full of silly things happening; ADJ. farcical
vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
condiments - seasonings; spices
dialectical - relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
adversary - opponent; enemy
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
improvise - compose on the spur of the moment