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recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
gusto - eager enjoyment; zest; enthusiasm
upright - (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral