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{adj: enwrapped} enclosed or enveloped in something immaterial
"she sat enwrapped in sullen defiance"
"a sleeping town enwrapped in silence"



{adj: insubordinate, resistant, resistive} disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority

{n: defiance, rebelliousness} intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude

{n: defiance} a defiant act

{n: defiance} a hostile challenge

{n: gesture} something done as an indication of intention
"a political gesture"
"a gesture of defiance"

{n: insubordination} defiance of authority
<-> subordination

{n: lawlessness, outlawry} illegality as a consequence of unlawful acts; defiance of the law

{n: obstreperousness} noisy defiance

{n: shamelessness, brazenness} behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame

{v: brazen} face with defiance or impudence
"brazen it out"

{v: levitate, hover} be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity
"The guru claimed that he could levitate"

{v: levitate} cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity
"The magician levitated the woman"


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