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Word: contumacious

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


More Vocab Words

::: inchoate - (of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass
::: seemly - (of behavior) proper; appropriate
::: abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
::: compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
::: industrious - diligent; hard-working; N. industry
::: wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
::: putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
::: obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand
::: rectitude - moral correctness; moral uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
::: smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition