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WOTD  
Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Saturday 31st July 2021
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peremptory (adjective) pu-REMP-tu-ree



Dictatorial, dogmatic, final, precluding debate.

She no longer looked forward to each day, so much had she come to dread her sister's peremptory orders, the changes of routine, the explanatory telephone calls.

Susan Hill, Gentleman and Ladies. Amazon

The Premier immediately – again, with his peremptory decision-making – appoints the former Attorney-General.

Mr Levi, British Columbia Hansard, 5 March 1980. BC Hansard

Instead, he may have been caught between a district attorney with presidential aspirations, a peremptory judge who loathed the police and a string of witnesses who chose perjury to save their own skins.

David Jays, The Observer, 6 January 2008, The Observer
reviewing Mike Dash's Satan's Circus: Murder, Vice, Police Corruption and New York's Trial of the Century Amazon

John O'Callaghan was a short, large-headed, strong-voiced man, with a declaratory and even peremptory style of speech suggesting a readiness to lay down the law.

Martin Woollacott, The Guardian, 11 April 2007. Guardian

Of course, Mr. Trump's phrase would not be half as appealing without his peremptory hand gesture, which, in fact, could be trademarked, too, Ms. Weller said, though she said she had never seen such a trademark application.

Jonathan Glater, The New York Times, 21 March 2004. The New York Times




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