GRE Word List


resisting control or authority : stubborn

The meaning of the word refractory is resisting control or authority : stubborn.

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inimicalbeing adverse often by reason of hostility or malevolence
antiqueexisting since or belonging to earlier times : ancient
concessionthe act or an instance of conceding (as by granting something as a right, accepting something as true, or acknowledging defeat)
stippleto engrave by means of dots and flicks
exquisitemarked by flawless craftsmanship or by beautiful, ingenious, delicate, or elaborate execution
cullto select from a group : choose
inimitablenot capable of being imitated : matchless
exhortto incite by argument or advice : urge strongly
prunea plum dried or capable of drying without fermentation
inchoatebeing only partly in existence or operation : incipient