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peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
comely - attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
infidel - unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
carnal - fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
outmoded - no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
trident - three-pronged spear