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carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
cache - hiding place; V.
edict - decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command
functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
requisition - formal demand or request; Ex. requisition for more computing equipment; V.