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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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::: terse - concise; abrupt; pithy
::: intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
::: stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
::: notch - V-shaped cut in a surface; V.
::: manumit - emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
::: seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
::: revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
::: surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
::: sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep
::: cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)