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Word: contumacious

Definition: stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)


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::: masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
::: omnivorous - eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
::: gull - trick; deceive; hoodwink; N: person who is easily tricked; dupe
::: asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
::: genesis - beginning; origin
::: mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
::: incisive - (appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into
::: hindmost - furthest behind; farthest to the rear
::: partial - incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
::: energize - invigorate; give energy to; make forceful and active