Seeking to emulate or imitate someone or something.  Motivated by a spirit of rivalry: “emulous young writers”.
 Seeking to emulate or imitate someone or something.  Motivated by a spirit of rivalry: “emulous young writers”.
Meaning –  Putting an end to all debate or action.  Not allowing contradiction or refusal; imperative.  Having the nature of or expressing a command; urgent.  Offensively self-assured; dictatorial.
adjective - peremptory
adverb - peremptorily
Meaning -  Making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation: “a scurrilous attack”.  Humorously insulting.
Meaning –  Extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.  Heavenly or spiritual.
Noun - burlesques, plural
Meaning -  A parody or comically exaggerated imitation of something, esp. in a literary or dramatic work.  Humor that depends on comic imitation and exaggeration; absurdity.  A variety show, typically including striptease.
Verb – burlesqued, past participle; burlesqued, past tense; burlesques, 3rd person singular present; burlesquing, present participle
Meaning – Cause to appear absurd by parodying or copying in an exaggerated form