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Word: contumacious

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


More Vocab Words

::: qualify - reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated
::: lofty - very high
::: persevere - continue steadily in spite of difficulties
::: untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
::: natal - connected with birth; CF. prenatal; CF. postnatal
::: carnal - fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
::: platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
::: polarity - state of having two opposite qualities
::: macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
::: flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch