"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Monday, 7 March 2011


Contumacious means wilfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient;argumentative.

Just about every teenager I've known has had their spells of being contumacious!

1 comment:

  1. I recall reading somewhere, sometime, that King Edward VIII's marriage to Ms. Simpson was described as contumacious.