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This week's theme: adjectives.
contumelious (kon-too-MEE-lee-uhs, -tyoo-) adjective
[From Latin contumelia, perhaps from contumax (insolent).]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"No one person knows everything -- even the conceited and contumelious, neither any group nor individual is greater than the country." Oba Pius; The National Political Reform Conference; The Post (Cameroon); March 31, 2005.
The mind is its own place, and in itself / Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. -John Milton (1608-1674) [Paradise Lost]