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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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::: reminiscence - recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past
::: quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
::: ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
::: homogeneous - of the same kind; uniform in composition throughout
::: noisome - foul smelling; very unpleasant; unwholesome
::: querulous - given to complaining; complaining; fretful; whining
::: endue - provide with some quality; endow
::: empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
::: beseech - beg; plead with
::: buccaneer - pirate