Yep, the word in question does not exist. ...In English.
'Dja ever wonder why it is we do not refer to an especially agreeable, willing-to-compromise person as "transigent?"
It turns out we stole intransigent from the French -- who'd run off with it from Spain when the Cortes wasn't looking. And while the French took the whole set, English didn't bother; we'd rather have a good argument anyway.
And I'm not gonna bend even a little, tiny bit on that.
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