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::: extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
::: offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
::: potable - suitable for drinking; drinkable
::: mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos
::: chaffing - bantering; joking
::: niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
::: hoard - stockpile; accumulate for future use; N: supply stored for future use
::: deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
::: placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
::: dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal