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contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
mischief - behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
facet - small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
infamous - notoriously bad; notorious; well known for being bad; Ex. infamous behavior; N: infamy: infamous act; evil fame or reputation
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
modish - fashionable; conforming to the current fashion
prescience - ability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur; ADJ. prescient
delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
impalpable - imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible