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recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
facet - small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
fastidious - difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky
discriminate - distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
clandestine - secret
indite - write; compose
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism