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extortion
used in Washington Square

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Definition
obtaining something by threat

or:

charging unfair prices of someone who has little choice
  • "Ah, you are angry!" cried Morris, who wished immensely that he could extort some flash of passion from her mildness.
    Chapter 35 (84% in)

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