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Contumacious (ly)
wilfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient
execrate
declare to be evil; find repugnant
supercilious
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; expressive of contempt
burly
muscular and heavily built
to obtrude
push to thrust outward
to augur
indicate by signs; to portend
ostentatious
intended to attract notice and impress others
excrescence
something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form
inscrutable
of an obscure nature; cryptic, mystifying, deep
swarthy
naturally having skin of a dark color
to retort
a quick reply to a question or remark
to propitiate
make peace with
to imbue
spread or diffuse through; permeate
sagacious
acutely insightful and wise
dissipated
unrestrained by convention or morality; preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance
artifice
a deceptive maneuver; a ruse
rudiments
a statement of fundamental facts or principles; basics
amenities
things that make you comfortable and at ease; comforts, conveniences
cupidity
extreme greed for material wealth; avarice
surly
inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
meritorious
deserving reward or praise; meritable
rueful
feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
assiduity
great and constant diligence and attention; concentration
rubicund
inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
prolix
tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length
superannuated
too old to be usefu; retired, overage
obdurate
showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings; stony
abeyance
temporary cessation or suspension
irresolute
uncertain how to act or proceed; hesitant
manifest
provide evidence for; stand as proof of
vestige
a clue that something has been present
reomonstrance
an expression of opposition to a course of action
to beguile
attract; cause to be enamored