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::: extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
::: cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
::: predilection - preference; partiality
::: comprehensive - broad; including a lot or everything; thorough; inclusive
::: jocund - merry
::: liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
::: adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
::: quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
::: scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
::: endear - make beloved; Ex. endear her to everyone; ADJ. dear: loved; cherished; high-priced