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extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
willful - wilful; intentional; headstrong
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
flux - flowing; series of changes; fluctuation; Ex. in a state of flux
ingrained - deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
adept - expert at; very skilled
ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
lumber - move heavily or clumsily; Ex. The bear lumbered through the woods; N: timber