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Word: contumacious

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


More Vocab Words

::: deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
::: inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
::: transcendent - exceeding ordinary limits; superior; surpassing; V. transcend: go beyond; exceed; surpass; N. transcendancy
::: smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
::: affiliation - joining; associating with
::: abjure - renounce upon oath
::: recumbent - reclining; lying down completely or in part
::: raucous - (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts
::: expunge - cancel; remove a word or name (from a book or list); erase
::: catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize