September 30th, 2007

Hobbes

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refractory-adjective   [ri-frak-tuh-ree]
1. hard or impossible to manage; stubbornly disobedient: a refractory child.
2. resisting ordinary methods of treatment.
3. difficult to fuse, reduce, or work, as an ore or metal.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/refractory

Given his refractory nature, he had a hard time making friends when he moved to a new school, since he couldn't get along with them.