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recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
scrimmage - disorderly fight between two or more people
didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
hereafter - life after death
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
browbeat - bully; intimidate
insouciant - without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
prostrate - stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth