English: recalcitrant

Self-tutoring about vocabulary: the tutor mentions recalcitrant.

recalcitrant (adj): defiant of authority or duty.

Hilariously, as a kid, I was called recalcitrant by someone who truly was. Perhaps it “takes one to know one:)”

I hear recalcitrant rarely nowadays.


Mish, Frederick C. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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