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bulge - protruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude
curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
repudiate - disown; disavow; deny
sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
indubitable - unable to be doubted; which cannot be doubted; unquestionable
fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
precipitous - steep; overhasty; precipitate
intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising