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::: recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
::: sectarian - of a sect; narrow-minded; parochial; N: member of a sect; narrow-minded person
::: dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
::: frivolous - lacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial
::: conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
::: abut - border upon; adjoin
::: discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
::: remit - transmit (money) in payment; free someone from a debt or punishment
::: orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
::: preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate