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contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
vying - contending; CF. vie
frock - long loose garment (worn by monks)
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
cessation - stoppage
relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
handsome - large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward
timorous - fearful; timid; demonstrating fear
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent