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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


Sentences Containing 'recalcitrant'

Amilakhvari spent the first three years of his military career fighting the recalcitrant mountainous clans during the Caucasian War and was wounded at the action of Chakpak on August 31, 1853.
Healthy plants exist in private gardens near Gatton, Qld, as well as in Ireland, indicating the plant is not as recalcitrant in cultivation or restricted to its alpine environment as was once thought.
In 1246 recalcitrant nobles invited Sancho's brother Afonso, then living in France as Consort Count of Boulogne, to take the throne.
On 23 February 2008, Sarkozy was filmed by a reporter for French newspaper "Le Parisien" having the following exchange while visiting the Paris International Agricultural Show:While quickly crossing the hall Saturday morning, in the middle of the crowd, Sarkozy encounters a recalcitrant visitor who refuses to shake his hand.
Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act. On January 2, 2013, President Barack Obama signed the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act of 2012 (H.R. 733) into law.

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::: ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
::: emetic - substance causing vomiting; ADJ.
::: benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
::: thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift
::: renegade - deserter; traitor; ADJ.
::: unimpeachable - that cannot be impeached; beyond doubt or question; blameless and exemplary