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Recalcitrant & Saltigrade

Recalcitrant
adjective


Pronunciation:
[re-kal-si-trent]

Definition:
Resisting or unresponsive to authority.

Etymology:
From the Latin calcitrare meaning “kick back from calx meaning heel.

 

Saltigrade
adjective


Pronunciation:
[Sal-ti-greyd]

Definition:
Moving by leaping.

Etymology:
From the Latin saltare meaning  jumping about, dancing.



Usage:
“Sophie watched as the spiders went from pylon to pylon, their movement sudden and saltigrade. Enough was enough
she thought, finally recalcitrant to Howl’s orders. She hit at the spiders with her broom, anything that could leap further than she could was definitely out of the question.”

Love Tahlia, who hopes someone gets the reference.

Tags: adjective, r, s, wordsmith: brbplayingchess
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