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mulishly

  • adverb in a stubborn unregenerate manner
    obstinately; obdurately; stubbornly; pig-headedly; cussedly.
    • she remained stubbornly in the same position

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condolement

Condolence. "A pitiful condolement." Milton.

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pertinaciously

  • adverb in a dogged and pertinacious manner
    • he struggled pertinaciously for the new resolution

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ceremonialists

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inflexibly

  • adverb in an inflexible manner
    • `You will--because you must!,' Madam told her inflexibly

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prelatist

One who supports of advocates prelacy, or the government of the church by prelates; hence, a high-churchman. Hume.
I am an Episcopalian, but not a prelatist. T. Scott.

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incorrigible

  • adjective impervious to correction by punishment

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unconquerable

  • adjective not capable of being conquered or vanquished or overcome
    • a tribute to his courage...and his unconquerable will"- R.E.Danielson
    • faced unconquerable difficulties
  • adjective satellite incapable of being surmounted or excelled
    insuperable.
    • insuperable odds
    • insuperable heroes

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questioning

  • noun a request for information
    inquiring.
  • verb challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
    call into question; question; oppugn.
    • We must question your judgment in this matter

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invincibly

  • adverb in an invincible manner
    • invincibly, the troops moved forward

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costiveness

An unnatural retention of the fecal matter of the bowels; constipation.

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infuriating

  • adjective satellite extremely annoying or displeasing
    exasperating; maddening; vexing.
    • his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating
    • I've had an exasperating day
    • her infuriating indifference
    • the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening
  • verb make furious
    infuriate; incense; exasperate.

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cymric

Welsh. -- n. The Welsh language. Written also Kymric.

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immovably

  • adverb so as to be incapable of moving
    • the mountains brooded immovably above the river

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contemn

  • verb look down on with disdain
    scorn; despise; disdain.
    • He despises the people he has to work for
    • The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately

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indomitable

  • adjective satellite impossible to subdue
    never-say-die; unsubduable.

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wrongheadedness

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provokingly

  • adverb in a provocative manner
    provocatively.
    • `Try it,' he said provocatively

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averseness

The quality of being averse; opposition of mind; unwillingness.

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infernally

  • adverb extremely
    hellishly.
    • infernally clever
    • hellishly dangerous

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impenitence

  • noun the trait of refusing to repent
    impenitency.

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maddening

  • adjective satellite extremely annoying or displeasing
    exasperating; infuriating; vexing.
    • his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating
    • I've had an exasperating day
    • her infuriating indifference
    • the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening
  • verb cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind
    madden; craze.

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idiotically

  • adverb in an idiotic manner
    • what arouses the indignation of the honest satirist is not the fact that people in positions of power or influence behave idiotically

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perverseness

  • noun deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
    contrariness; perversity.
  • noun deliberately deviating from what is good
    perversity.
    • there will always be a few people who, through macho perversity, gain satisfaction from bullying and terrorism

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incomprehensible

  • adjective incapable of being explained or accounted for
    inexplicable.
    • inexplicable errors
    • left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons
  • adjective difficult to understand
    uncomprehensible.
    • the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"- A. Einstein

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recusant

  • noun someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
    nonconformist.
  • adjective satellite (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
    dissentient.

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woodenly

  • adverb without grace; rigidly
    ungraciously; ungracefully; gracelessly.
    • they moved woodenly

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hiccough

  • noun (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion
    hiccup; singultus.
    • how do you cure the hiccups?
  • verb breathe spasmodically, and make a sound
    hiccup.
    • When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water

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confoundedly

  • adverb in a perplexed manner
    perplexedly.
    • he looked at his professor perplexedly

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persisters

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perversely

  • adverb deliberately deviant
    • his perversely erotic notions
  • adverb in a contrary disobedient manner
    contrarily; contrariwise.

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constipation

  • noun irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis
    irregularity.
  • noun the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
    stultification; deadening; impairment.

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stupidly

  • adverb in a stupid manner
    doltishly.
    • he had stupidly bought a one way ticket

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impenitency

  • noun the trait of refusing to repent
    impenitence.

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incurably

  • adverb to an incurable degree
    • she was incurably optimistic
  • adverb in a manner impossible to cure
    • he is incurably ill

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disbeliever

  • noun someone who refuses to believe (as in a divinity)
    nonbeliever; unbeliever.

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damnably

  • adverb in a damnable manner
    cursedly; damned.
    • kindly Arthur--so damnably , politely , endlessly persistent!

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heretic

  • noun a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
    misbeliever; religious outcast.
  • noun a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)

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proverbially

  • adverb in the manner of something that has become a byword
    • this proverbially bitter plant, wormwood

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pertinacity

  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; persistency; tenaciousness; doggedness; tenacity; persistence.

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inveterate

  • adjective satellite habitual
    chronic.
    • a chronic smoker
  • adverb in a habitual and longstanding manner
    chronically.
    • smoking chronically

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recusancy

  • noun refusal to submit to established authority; originally the refusal of Roman Catholics to attend services of the Church of England

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insanely

  • adverb in an insane manner
    crazily; madly; dementedly.
    • she behaved insanely
    • he behaves crazily when he is off his medication
    • the witch cackled madly
    • screaming dementedly
  • adverb (used as intensives) extremely
    deadly; deucedly; madly; devilishly.
    • she was madly in love
    • deadly dull
    • deadly earnest
    • deucedly clever
    • insanely jealous

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recusant

  • noun someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
    nonconformist.
  • adjective satellite (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
    dissentient.

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childishly

  • adverb in a childlike manner
    • he acted very childishly

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wrangler

  • noun someone who argues noisily or angrily
  • noun a cowboy who takes care of the saddle horses
    horse wrangler.

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willfully

  • adverb in a willful manner
    wilfully.
    • she had willfully deceived me

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intensely

  • adverb in an intense manner
    • he worked intensely

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incredulity

  • noun doubt about the truth of something
    skepticism; mental rejection; disbelief.

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wilfully

  • adverb in a willful manner
    willfully.
    • she had willfully deceived me

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prepossession

  • noun the condition of being prepossessed
    • the king's prepossession in my favor is very valuable
  • noun an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence
    preconceived notion; preconceived opinion; preconception; preconceived idea; parti pris.
    • he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions

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senselessly

  • adverb in a meaningless and purposeless manner
    • these innocent bystanders were senselessly killed
  • adverb in an unreasonably senseless manner
    mindlessly.
    • these temples were mindlessly destroyed by the Red Guards

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dogmatist

  • noun a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions
    doctrinaire.

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doggedly

  • adverb with obstinate determination
    tenaciously.
    • he pursued her doggedly

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wilfulness

  • noun the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline
    unruliness; fractiousness; willfulness.

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dreadfully

  • adverb of a dreadful kind
    horribly; awfully.
    • there was a dreadfully bloody accident on the road this morning
  • adverb in a dreadful manner
    dismally.
    • as he looks at the mess he has left behind he must wonder how the Brits so often managed to succeed in the kind of situation where he has so dismally failed

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neuralgia

  • noun acute spasmodic pain along the course of one or more nerves
    neuralgy.

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unreasonably

  • adverb not in a reasonable or intelligent manner
    • she reacted unreasonably when she learned she had failed
  • adverb to a degree that exceeds the bounds or reason or moderation
    immoderately.
    • his prices are unreasonably high

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envenom

  • verb cause to be bitter or resentful
    acerbate; embitter.
    • These injustices embittered her even more
  • verb add poison to
    poison.
    • Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her

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foolishly

  • adverb without good sense or judgment
    unwisely.
    • He acted foolishly when he agreed to come

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refusal

  • noun the act of refusing
  • noun a message refusing to accept something that is offered

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stolidly

  • adverb in a stolid manner
    • he said `no' stolidly

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persistency

  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; tenaciousness; doggedness; tenacity; pertinacity; persistence.

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downright

  • adjective satellite characterized by plain blunt honesty
    • a downright answer
    • a downright kind of person
  • adjective satellite complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    sheer; rank; right-down; out-and-out; absolute.
    • absolute freedom
    • an absolute dimwit
    • a downright lie
    • out-and-out mayhem
    • an out-and-out lie
    • a rank outsider
    • many right-down vices
    • got the job through sheer persistence
    • sheer stupidity

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refusal

  • noun the act of refusing
  • noun a message refusing to accept something that is offered

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unaccountably

  • adverb in an unaccountable manner
    • in the book, a tycoon unaccountably becomes the hero's friend

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persistence

  • noun the property of a continuous and connected period of time
    continuity.
  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; persistency; tenaciousness; doggedness; tenacity; pertinacity.

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obdurate

  • adjective satellite stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
    unrepentant; obstinate; cussed.
  • adjective satellite showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings
    flint; flinty; granitic; stony.
    • his flinty gaze
    • the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart

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adherence

  • noun faithful support for a cause or political party or religion
    adhesion; attachment.
    • attachment to a formal agenda
    • adherence to a fat-free diet
    • the adhesion of Seville was decisive
  • noun the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
    adhesiveness; adhesion; bond.
    • the mutual adhesiveness of cells
    • a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion

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opposer

  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; adversary; antagonist; opponent.

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placidly

  • adverb in a quiet and tranquil manner
    • the sea now shimmered placidly before our eyes
  • adverb in a placid and good-natured manner
    • I put the questions, and she answered them placidly

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heretic

  • noun a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
    misbeliever; religious outcast.
  • noun a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)

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inwardly

  • adverb with respect to private feelings
    inside.
    • inwardly, she was raging

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perseverance

  • noun persistent determination
    persistency; tenaciousness; doggedness; tenacity; pertinacity; persistence.
  • noun the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior
    perseveration; persistence.
    • his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate

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unusually

  • adverb to a remarkable degree or extent
    remarkably; unco; outstandingly.
    • she was unusually tall

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taciturnity

  • noun the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
    reticence; reserve.

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singularly

  • adverb in a singular manner or to a singular degree; he acquired three wives and fourteen children during his Portuguese embassy alone"
    • Lord T. was considered singularly licentious even for the courts of Russia and Portugal

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sulkiness

  • noun a mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal
    sulk.
    • stayed home in a sulk
  • noun a feeling of sulky resentment
    huffishness.

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absurdly

  • adverb in an absurd manner or to an absurd degree
    • an absurdly rich young woman

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contrariness

  • noun deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
    perverseness; perversity.
  • noun a fussy and eccentric disposition
    crotchetiness; grumpiness; crankiness.

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sublimely

  • adverb completely; in a lofty and exalted manner
    • awaking in me, sublimely unconscious, interest and energy for tackling these tasks

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perversity

  • noun deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
    perverseness; contrariness.
  • noun deliberately deviating from what is good
    perverseness.
    • there will always be a few people who, through macho perversity, gain satisfaction from bullying and terrorism

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blindly

  • adverb without seeing or looking
    • he felt around his desk blindly
  • adverb without preparation or reflection; without a rational basis
    • they bought the car blindly
    • he picked a wife blindly

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blockhead

  • noun a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
    bonehead; shithead; hammerhead; dunce; knucklehead; dunderhead; fuckhead; dumbass; loggerhead; lunkhead; numskull; muttonhead.

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hopelessly

  • adverb in a hopeless manner
    • the papers were hopelessly jumbled
    • he is hopelessly romantic
  • adverb in a dispirited manner without hope
    dispiritedly.
    • the first Mozartian opera to be subjected to this curious treatment ran dispiritedly for five performances

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papistry

The doctrine and ceremonies of the Church of Rome; popery. R. Whitgift.

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remain

  • verb stay the same; remain in a certain state
    rest; stay.
    • The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it
    • rest assured
    • stay alone
    • He remained unmoved by her tears
    • The bad weather continued for another week
  • verb continue in a place, position, or situation
    continue; stay on; stay.
    • After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser
    • Stay with me, please
    • despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year
    • She continued as deputy mayor for another year

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unbeliever

  • noun someone who refuses to believe (as in a divinity)
    nonbeliever; disbeliever.

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incredibly

  • adverb not easy to believe
    implausibly; improbably; unbelievably.
    • behind you the coastal hills plunge to the incredibly blue sea backed by the Turkish mountains
  • adverb exceedingly; extremely
    fantastically; fabulously.
    • she plays fabulously well

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gleet

  • noun a thin morbid discharge as from a wound or especially chronic gonorrhea

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annoyingly

  • adverb in an annoying manner or to an annoying degree

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preciseness

  • noun clarity as a consequence of precision
    clearcutness.
  • noun the quality of being reproducible in amount or performance
    precision.
    • he handled it with the preciseness of an automaton
    • note the meticulous precision of his measurements

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cleave

  • verb separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
    rive; split.
    • cleave the bone
  • verb make by cutting into
    • The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock

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papist

  • noun an offensive term for Roman Catholics; originally, a Roman Catholic who was a strong advocate of the papacy
  • adjective of or relating to or supporting Romanism
    Roman Catholic; popish; papistic; romish; R.C.; papistical; Roman; Romanist.
    • the Roman Catholic Church

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excessively

  • adverb to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
    to a fault; overly; too.
    • too big

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revile

  • verb spread negative information about
    vituperate; vilify; rail.
    • The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews

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peevishly

  • adverb in a peevish manner
    querulously; fractiously.

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juryman

  • noun someone who serves (or waits to be called to serve) on a jury
    juror; jurywoman.

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vanquish

  • verb come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
    shell; beat; trounce; crush; beat out.
    • Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship
    • We beat the competition
    • Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game

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contumacy

  • noun willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order; can result in a finding of contempt of court
  • noun obstinate rebelliousness and insubordination; resistance to authority

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exceedingly

  • adverb to an extreme degree
    super; extremely; passing.
    • extremely cold
    • extremely unpleasant

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hussy

  • noun a woman adulterer
    strumpet; adulteress; jade; slut; loose woman; trollop; fornicatress.

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devoutly

  • adverb in a devout and pious manner
    piously.
    • she was devoutly Catholic

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unbelief

  • noun a rejection of belief
    disbelief.

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terribly

  • adverb used as intensifiers
    awful; frightfully; awfully.
    • terribly interesting
    • I'm awful sorry
  • adverb in a terrible manner
    rottenly; abominably; awfully; atrociously; abysmally.
    • she sings terribly

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refuse

  • noun food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
    scraps; food waste; garbage.
  • verb show unwillingness towards
    decline.
    • he declined to join the group on a hike

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notoriously

  • adverb to a notorious degree
    • European emigres, who notoriously used to repair to the British Museum to write seditious pamphlets

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sullenness

  • noun a gloomy ill-tempered feeling
    moroseness; glumness.
  • noun a sullen moody resentful disposition
    sulkiness; moroseness; sourness.

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peculiarly

  • adverb uniquely or characteristically
    particularly.
    • these peculiarly cinematic elements
    • a peculiarly French phenomenon
    • everyone has a moment in history which belongs particularly to him"- John Knowles
  • adverb in a manner differing from the usual or expected
    curiously; oddly.
    • had a curiously husky voice
    • he's behaving rather peculiarly

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cough

  • noun a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis
    coughing.
  • verb exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
    • The smoker coughs all day

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frightfully

  • adverb used as intensifiers
    awful; terribly; awfully.
    • terribly interesting
    • I'm awful sorry

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persistence

  • noun the property of a continuous and connected period of time
    continuity.
  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; persistency; tenaciousness; doggedness; tenacity; pertinacity.

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extraordinarily

  • adverb extremely
    inordinately.
    • she was inordinately smart
    • it will be an extraordinarily painful step to negotiate

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transgressor

  • noun someone who transgresses; someone who violates a law or command
    • the way of transgressors is hard

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sullenly

  • adverb in a sullen manner
    glumly; dourly.
    • he sat in his chair dourly

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dysentery

  • noun an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea

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