Sunday, September 29, 2013

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extortionate 


[ik-stawr-shuh-nit]

adjective
1. Grossly excessive; exorbitant: extortionate prices.
2. Characterized by extortion, as persons: extortionate moneylenders.

Origin:
1780–90; extortion + -ate1
Related forms
ex·tor·tion·ate·ly, adverb 


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