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extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
rigid - hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule
assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
exculpate - clear from blame or guilt
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
grovel - crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate; behave in a servile manner
indemnify - make secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured
astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism