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extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
craft - skill (esp. with one's hands); skill in deceiving people; guile; ADJ. crafty: cleverly deceitful; cunning
recant - disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
sovereign - ruler in a monarchy; ADJ: (of a country) independent and self-governing; having supreme power; supreme; excellent
impregnable - invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
promontory - headland
pendant - (pendent) hanging down from something; pending; N: ornament (hanging from a necklace etc.)
inconsistency - state of being self-contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness; ADJ. inconsistent: displaying a lack of consistency; erratic; contradictory; incompatible