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::: contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
::: missive - letter; written statement; CF. sent
::: inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
::: garner - gather; store up; amass
::: cipher - nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.
::: chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
::: eminent - rising above others; high; lofty; distinguished; Ex. eminent position
::: aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
::: lavish - liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
::: jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias