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extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
pretext - excuse
inalienable - not to be taken away; nontransferable; Ex. inalienable rights
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
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
dissonance - discord
neologism - new or newly coined word or phrase
tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax