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refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
bemoan - lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
gist - essence; main point; substance
hut - crude dwelling; shack
solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
onslaught - vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency