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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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::: stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
::: lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
::: mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
::: fanciful - whimsical; visionary; imaginary; produced by imagination; Ex. fanciful scheme
::: provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
::: lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
::: dishonor - disgrace; N. ADJ. dishonorable
::: stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
::: flux - flowing; series of changes; fluctuation; Ex. in a state of flux
::: chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere