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obstinate - stubborn; hard to control or treat; Ex. obstinate cough; N. obstinacy
recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
torrent - rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
raucous - (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts
passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
vernal - pertaining to spring
throes - violent anguish