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::: contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
::: cryptic - mysterious; hidden; secret
::: invalid - one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health
::: peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
::: filing - particle removed by a file
::: smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
::: clangor - loud resounding noise; sound of repeated clanging
::: mural - wall painting
::: intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win