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    1. Very hard and stiff, harsh, tough, stodgy. Kua paruru ratou i te are i te marokiakiaanga te taua ngaika. They built the walls of the house when the concrete floor had set hard; Kare e maru iaku teia maniota no te marokiakia. I can’t chew this tapioca, it is too stodgy; Auraka koe e tuatua marokiakia kiaia. Don’t speak harshly to him. Reo marokiakia, harsh voice; abrupt, brusque or churlish way of speaking.
    2. Persistent, obstinate, very perverse. Me marokiakia koe i te tamanamanata, if you w persist in making a nuisance of yourself; Kua tamaki te akava ia koe no te marokiakia ia koe i te akaoro patikara i te po ma te ai kore. The policeman told you off for wilfully persisting in riding a bike at night without lights. [maro, -kia RR.]

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