mārōki‘aki‘a

mārōki‘aki‘a, v.i. 1. Very hard and stiff, harsh, tough, stodgy.

Kua pāruru rātou i te ‘are i te mārōki‘aki‘a‘anga te ta‘ua ngaika.
They built the walls of the house when the concrete floor had set hard;

Kāre e marū iāku tēia māniota nō te mārōki‘aki‘a.
I can’t chew this tapioca, it is too stodgy;

‘Auraka koe e tuatua mārōki‘aki‘a kiāia.
Don’t speak harshly to him. Reo mārōki‘aki‘a, harsh voice; abrupt, brusque or churlish way of speaking.

2. Persistent, obstinate, very perverse.

Mē mārōki‘aki‘a koe i te tāmanamanatā,
if you will persist in making a nuisance of yourself;

Kua tamaki te ‘akavā iā koe nō te mārōki‘aki‘a iā koe i te ‘aka‘oro pātikara i te pō ma te a‘i kore.
The policeman told you off for wilfully persisting in riding a bike at night without lights.
[mārō1, -ki‘a RR.]