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Word of the Week – Extortionate

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DEFINITION:

From Latin extortionem (nominative extortio) “a twisting out, extorting (by excessive force).

adjective:  more expensive than is reasonable

 

CHARACTERISTICS Example in a sentence:

The price of petrol in Britain is extortionate.

 

EXAMPLES (synonyms):

Exorbitant

Excessive

outrageous

Preposterous

Unreasonable

 

NON-EXAMPLES (antonyms):

Reasonable

Fair

Inexpensive

Moderate

Modest