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extortionist

Line breaks: ex|tor¦tion|ist
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈstɔːʃ(ə)nɪst
 
, ɛk-/

Definition of extortionist in English:

noun

A person who tries to obtain something through force or violence; a racketeer: he is a blackmailer and an extortionist
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  • Despite our unremitting efforts to modernize our country, there are always people who, dissatisfied with their current living conditions, are willing to be exploited by extortionists who live on human trafficking.
  • Weighed against the local networks of politically-sponsored smugglers, black marketers and extortionists, are the interests of China's major domestic companies.
  • Many of these communities are unplanned, which make them generally inaccessible, but they are close enough to the commercial centres to provide cover for kidnappers and extortionists.
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