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extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
fervid - ardent; zealous; hot
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
interstice - narrow space between things
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
prosperity - good fortune and financial success; physical well-being
seasonable - occurring at the proper time or season; opportune; Ex. seasonable intervention in the dispute