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::: contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
::: parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
::: incontrovertible - indisputable; impossible to dispute; not open to question; unquestionable
::: purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: tutelary - protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
::: botch - mismanage; blow
::: encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
::: penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
::: referendum - direct vote by all the people