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::: recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
::: spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
::: opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
::: crone - hag; ugly old woman
::: taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
::: whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
::: suppress - put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth
::: forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
::: carcinogenic - causing cancer; N. carcinogen
::: draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician