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This degrading offer must be announced: no discussion or recalcitrancy could help that.

I suppose I shall ding some recalcitrancy into them some day, but it is uphill work.

If they do not operate, the blame is put not on the subject as taught, but on the indifference and recalcitrancy of pupils.

WORD ORIGIN

1823, from French récalcitrant, literally "kicking back" (17c.-18c.), past participle of recalcitrare "to kick back; be inaccessible," from re- "back" (see re-) + Latin calcitrare "to kick," from calx (genitive calcis) "heel." Used from 1797 as a French word in English.

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