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peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
healthful - conducive to good health; Ex. healthful mountain air
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
miniature - small model; small painting; ADJ: small
melee - fight
defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.