MEANING: noun: Unwillingness to compromise, especially from an extreme position.

ETYMOLOGY: Via Spanish/French, from Latin in- (not) + transigere (to settle). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ag- (to drive, draw), which also gave us act, agent, agitate, litigate, synagogue, and ambassador. Earliest documented use: 1882.

IN-TRANSIT GENCE - men between destinations

SINTRANSIGENCE - refusal to stop violating commandments

INFRANSIGENCE - membres de l'Académie Francaise