intransitive verb
re·cal·ci·trate | \-sə‧ˌtrāt, usually -āt+V\

Definition of recalcitrate 

1 : to kick back

2 : to protest or resist vigorously : show stubborn opposition

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History and Etymology for recalcitrate

Latin recalcitratus, past participle of recalcitrare to kick back

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