Extirpatory to Extravagant

(Ex*tir"pa*to*ry) a. Extirpative.

(Ex*tirp"er) n. Extirpator. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Ex`ti*spi"cious) a. [L. extispicium an inspection of the inwards for divination; extra the entrails + specer to look at.] Relating to the inspection of entrails for prognostication. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Ex*tog"e*nous) a. [L. exter outward + genous.] (Biol.) Exogenous.

(Ex*tol") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Extolled; p. pr. & vb. n. Extolling.] [L. extollere; ex out + tollere to lift, take up, or raise: cf. OF. extoller. See Tollerate, and cf. Flate.]

1. To place on high; to lift up; to elevate. [Obs.]

Who extolled you in the half-crown boxes,
Where you might sit and muster all the beauties.
Beau. & Fl.

2. To elevate by praise; to eulogize; to praise; to magnify; as, to extol virtue; to extol an act or a person.

Wherein have I so deserved of you,
That you extol me thus?

Syn. — To praise; applaud; commend; magnify; celebrate; laud; glorify. See Praise.

(Ex*tol"ler) n.One who extols; one who praises.

(Ex*tol"ment) n. Praise. [Obs.] Shak.

(Ex*tor"sive) a. [See Extort.] Serving or tending to extort. [R.] Johnson.Ex*tor"sive*ly, adv. [R.]

(Ex*tort") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Extorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Extorting.] [L. extortus, p. p. of extorquere to twist or wrench out, to extort; ex out + torquere to turn about, twist. See Torsion.]

1. To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt.

2. (Law) To get by the offense of extortion. See Extortion, 2.

(Ex*tort"), v. i. To practice extortion. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Ex*tort"), p. p. & a. [L. extortus. p. p.] Extorted. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Ex*tort"er) n. One who practices extortion.

(Ex*tor"tion) n. [F. extorsion.]

1. The act of extorting; the act or practice of wresting anything from a person by force, by threats, or by any undue exercise of power; undue exaction; overcharge.

2. (Law) The offense committed by an officer who corruptly claims and takes, as his fee, money, or other thing of value, that is not due, or more than is due, or before it is due. Abbott.

3. That which is extorted or exacted by force.

Syn. — Oppression; rapacity; exaction; overcharge.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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