how to pronounce extortion


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extortion is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of extortion in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… manipulation or even an extortion that's …”

meanings of extortion


  1. The practice of extorting money or other property by the use of force or threats.

extortion frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word extortion occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics extortion can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that extortion can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to extortion


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