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Word: contumacious

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


More Vocab Words

::: deleterious - harmful
::: audit - examination of accounts of a business; official examination; V.
::: subjugate - conquer; bring under control
::: slovenly - untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless
::: preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
::: stratagem - deceptive scheme; clever trick
::: cadet - student at a military school
::: determination - resolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
::: invocation - prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
::: explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable