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Word: recalcitrant

Definition: disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child


More Vocab Words

::: complement - complete; consummate; make perfect; N.
::: buccaneer - pirate
::: expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
::: purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
::: ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
::: forensic - suitable to debate or courts of law; of or used in legal proceedings and the tracking of criminals; Ex. forensic science/medicine
::: elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
::: crabbed - sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
::: dyspeptic - suffering from indigestion; N. dyspepsia: indigestion; difficulty in digesting food
::: soporific - sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy