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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·cal·ci·trant /-trənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·cal·ci·trant a.  Kicking back; recalcitrating; hence, showing repugnance or opposition; refractory.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: marked by stubborn resistance to and defiant of authority or
             guidance; "a recalcitrant teenager"; "everything
             revolves around a refractory individual genius" [syn:
      2: marked by stubborn resistance to authority; "the University
         suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators"