Now she sat resting in vacuous indolence, watching the card game with dull curiosity as she gathered her recalcitrant energies for the tedious chore of donning the rest of her clothing and going back to work.
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the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators
Annette looked at me with the complete exasperation a mom shows a recalcitrant six-year-old.