These words are from Mr. Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt:
"But this particular visitation of yours is different so I am requesting parley." (p.181)
1. Parley (used as noun or verb)
: a discussion or conference
: an informal conference between enemies under a truce, especially to discuss terms and conditions of surrender : to speak, talk, confer
"This is an ambush. No, it's an affinity. I didn't initiate." (p.175)
** I'm not familiar with affinity being used in this way so I included it here!
2. Affinity ~ noun : a natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing, idea : relationship by marriage or by ties other than those of blood
The following words are from Fury by Salman Rushdie:
"But New York in this time of plenty had become the object and goal of the world's concupiscence and lust, and the "insult" only made the rest of the planet more desirous than ever." (p.6)
3. Concupiscence ~ noun
: ardent, usually sensuous, longing
"Little Brain, his hip, fashion-conscious but still idealistic Candide, his Valiant-for-Truth in urban-guerilla threads, his spiky-haired girl-Bashó journeying, mendicant bowl in hand, far into the Deep North of Japan." (p.17)
4. Mendicant ~ adj.
: begging; practicing begging; living on alms
: pertaining to or characteristic of a beggar