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contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
statutory - created by statute or legislative action; regulated by statute; Ex. statutory age limit
bedraggle - wet thoroughly; ADJ. bedraggled: draggled
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.
reverend - deserving reverence; N: priest
catholic - (of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes
hoodwink - deceive; delude