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backslide - revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
dynamo - generator for producing electricity; energetic person
asinine - stupid; Ex. asinine remarks
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
adjourn - suspend until a later time; move from one place to another
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
mutinous - unruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer
effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek