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extortionary

[ik-stawr-shuh-ner-ee] /ɪkˈstɔr ʃəˌnɛr i/
adjective
1.
characterized by or given to extortion.
Origin of extortionary
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805; extortion + -ary
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