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peremptory

adjective     /pəˈremp.tər.i/ US  /-tɚ-/
expecting to be obeyed immediately and without asking questions: He started issuing peremptory instructions. She was highly critical of the insensitive and peremptory way in which the cases had been handled.Controlling and being in charge peremptorily     /-trə.li/ adverb "Now," he said peremptorily, "step forward and state your name."Controlling and being in charge
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