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refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
momentous - very important; N. moment; CF. momentary
pathetic - causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching
tipple - drink (alcoholic beverages) frequently; N: alcoholic drink
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
parable - short simple story teaching a moral
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.