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recalcitrance

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The first known use of recalcitrance was in 1856

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“Recalcitrance.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/recalcitrance. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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