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recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
diffuse - wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
mawkish - mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
monotheism - belief in one God
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
scuffle - struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
bemoan - lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)