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refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
victuals - food; provisions; V. victual: provide with food
bestow - confer
tessellated - mosaic; inlaid; Ex. tessellated pattern
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
adverse - going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct