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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Stubborn: not easily moved.
2. Hard-hearted: resistant to emotions.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin obdurare (to harden), from durus (hard). Ultimately from the Indo-European root deru- (to be firm) that's the source of such other words as truth, trust, betroth, tree, endure, druid, during, durable, duress, trow, and indurate.
USAGE:"The White Paper outlines no strategy to end government's obdurate resistance to proper pricing of passenger services."
Raghu Dayal; Whither is Fled, Railways' Visionary Gleam? The Economic Times (New Delhi, India); Feb 23, 2010.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Once we assuage our conscience by calling something a "necessary evil", it begins to look more and more necessary and less and less evil. -Sydney J. Harris, journalist (1917-1986)