Anger head

contumacious
(adj)
con-tyoo-MAY-shǝs
Meaning

disobedient; resisting authority

1st Sample Sentence

I was a contumacious boy, a trouble to my parents and my teachers, but my uncle secretly admired me for my independent spirit and curious, questioning mind.

Root

com (intensive prefix)#tumere (to be excited, swell) (Latin)

Mnemonics

contu (contrary to, stubbornly disobedient) + macious (malicious) CONTUMACIOUS=CONTRARY+REBELLIOUS. (Rebelliously disobedient) (In Hindi language) Break the word as CON - TU - MA - CI- OUS n tat can be read as Kaun Tu Ma Ki one who says this is disobedient Contumacious = one hardass contaminates all fun

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