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::: peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
::: pedigree - ancestry; lineage
::: chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
::: hew - cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
::: compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
::: prestige - respect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige
::: paean - song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory
::: jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
::: caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
::: anonymity - state of being nameless; anonymousness; ADJ. anonymous