extortionist

[ US /ɛkˈstɔɹʃənɪst/ ]
[ UK /ɛkstˈɔːʃənˌɪst/ ]
NOUN
  1. a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
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How To Use extortionist In A Sentence

  • Other than releasing small amounts of oil from the Reserve for very limited short term climatic or pipeline disruptions, extortionist high oil prices that were risking a national economic calamity were never adequate cause to tap the SPR in this administration's reckoning. Raymond J. Learsy: Stop The Energy Department From Hiking Oil Prices By Reinstituting Purchases For The Strategic Petroleum Reserve
  • A nifty tear-jerker featuring extortionists, some fine Robin solo work, the backfiring of Bruce's playboy pose, and (I have to admit) some questionable family-law procedure. Happy anniversary, you old bat | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment
  • 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.
  • These extortionists of the high seas represented the Islamic nations of Tripoli, Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers—collectively referred to as the Barbary Coast—and presented a dangerous and unprovoked threat to the new American republic. The Last Patriot
  • 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.
  • City insiders say that banks, online casinos and betting services based in Britain have paid out more than £80m to extortionists rather than have their systems put out of commission.
  • Fundamentalism is far more elitist and extortionist than we can imagine.
  • A nifty tear-jerker featuring extortionists, some fine Robin solo work, the backfiring of Bruce's playboy pose, and (I have to admit) some questionable family-law procedure. Happy anniversary, you old bat | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment
  • According to The Nation newspaper, the extortionists who were mostly of Indian origin would pick on Indian traders.
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