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onerous - burdensome
ultimatum - last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
perimeter - outer boundary; length of the outer boundary; circumference
preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
archipelago - group of closely located islands
resumption - taking up again; recommencement; V. resume: begin or take up again; take or occupy again; Ex. Kindly resume your seats.
categorical - without exceptions; made without any doubt in mind; unqualified; absolute
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful