GRE Word List

CONTUMACIOUS

stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)

The meaning of the word contumacious is stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court).

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WordMeaning
motleymulti-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
searburn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
immureimprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
baskluxuriate; take pleasure in warmth
bulksize or volume (esp. when very large); main part; Ex. The bulk of the work has already been done; ADJ. bulky: having great size
despiselook on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
tureendeep dish for serving soup
boorrude, insensitive person
lunaticinsane; Ex. lunatic asylum
luxuriantabundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate