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Word: contumacious

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


More Vocab Words

::: atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
::: dally - trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time
::: monochrome - painting in only one color; ADJ.
::: dissertation - formal essay; treatise
::: mollify - soothe an angry person
::: paramount - foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal
::: tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
::: soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
::: ensue - follow (as a result)
::: sullen - silently showing ill humor or resentment; dark; gloomy