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::: contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
::: heedless - not noticing; disregarding
::: metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
::: winsome - charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
::: subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
::: outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
::: maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
::: generic - characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
::: burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
::: fluctuate - waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly