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maverick (MAV-uhr-ik) noun

1. A person independent in thought and action.

2. An unbranded animal.

[After Samuel A. Maverick (1803-1870), a cattle owner who left his calves unbranded.]

"Always a maverick, Annelet decided to do a Ph.D. on earthworms' mating behavior instead of following her siblings to a law school."

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