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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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::: maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
::: cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
::: slovenly - untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless
::: temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
::: pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
::: dishonor - disgrace; N. ADJ. dishonorable
::: lethal - deadly
::: loquacious - talkative; N. loquacity
::: nutrition - process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition
::: inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink