GRE Word List

RECALCITRANT

disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child

The meaning of the word recalcitrant is disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child.

Random words

WordMeaning
malevolentwishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
minutiaepetty or trivial details; CF. minutia
lookoutact of keeping watch; high place commanding a wide view; person who keeps watch
proliferategrow rapidly (in numbers); spread; multiply; N. proliferation
barbsharp projection from fishhook, arrow, or other object; openly cutting remark
ethosunderlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
dissuadepersuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
coincidencethe chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
incurbring upon oneself
seducelead away from proper conduct; entice; ADJ. seductive