\EK-stur-payt\, transitive verb: 1. To pull up by the stem or root. 2. To destroy completely. 3. To remove by surgery.
Those of us who are fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books may find ourselves overcome with the desire to extirpate the numerous misconceptions spread by Peter Jackson’s films (which, while awesome and lovely do have some major blunders in them).