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extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
conifer - pine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen
reminiscent - suggestive of something (in the past); of reminiscence
malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
crabbed - sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
imbue - saturate(soak thoroughly); fill; Ex. imbue someone with feelings
vying - contending; CF. vie
amiable - agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue