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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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::: kudos - honor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement
::: forte - strong point or special talent in a person's character
::: pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
::: contiguous - adjacent to; touching upon
::: deleterious - harmful
::: benediction - blessing
::: pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
::: circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
::: forsake - desert; abandon; renounce
::: pedestal - support or base as for a pillar or statue