050413 - WotD: intransigence

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From page 15 of the 2nd April 2005 issue of the Economist, in the same article as yesterday's word of the day, cloture.

"Mr. Bush might well either get his judges or use the Democrats intransigence as ammunition to push the Republicans up to 60 seats next year."

From Merriam Webster's online dictionary:

    the quality or state of being intransigent
which helps not at all. However, intrasigent means:
    refusing to compromise or to abandon an extreme position or attitude : UNCOMPROMISING

Honestly, not what I thought the word meant. Glad I looked it up.