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willful - wilful; intentional; headstrong
pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
unbridled - violent; uncontrolled; Ex. unbridled rage/greed
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
relapse - return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.
fervid - ardent; zealous; hot
refraction - bending of a ray of light
besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually