Entry: intransigence (n.)
In context: "Lateral Alice has queer eccentric pockets of intransigence and Ludditism, due possibly to her helicopter-crash and neurologic deficits."
Definition: That refuses to come to terms or make any compromise (in politics); uncompromising, irreconcilable
Other: That has to be one of my favorite "in context" sentences yet.
This is pretty cool: check out the etymology for intransigent (adj. and n.):
Etymology: < French intransigeant /ɛ̃trɑ̃siʒɑ̃/ in Littré Suppl., < Spanish los intransigentes , applied to the party of the Extreme Left in the Spanish Cortes, and in 1873–74 to the extreme Republicans in Spain; < Latin in- (in- prefix3) + transigent-em, present participle of transigĕre to come to an understanding, < trans across + agĕre to act. Also used in French spelling.
SNOOT score: 3
Source: Oxford English Dictionary