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peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
ravage - devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
perdition - damnation; complete ruin; hell
overt - open to view; public; not secret; CF. covert
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
guise - outward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise
expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private