Okay so this word is pretty easy and I know it pretty well. But the reason I bring:
Extricate -- to free or remove someone or something from an entanglement or difficulty.
up is because of (and this happens more than you would think) Monty Python. Steve and I used to stay up late watching reruns and going over the dialogue... There's a line in one of the Spanish Inquisition skits (bonus points if you can find it for me, I can't seem to) "We have to extricate the truth from the unbelievers"!