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rigid

(rĭ′jĭd) [L. rigidus]
Stiff, hard, unyielding.
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After chiding poststructuralist theory and cultural studies for diluting and rigidifying innovative art, Perloff concedes in "What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Poetry" that practical criticism has had even more of a marginalizing effect on postmodernism.
Jones's reductive position that "reified thinking" prevented Toomer from recognizing the "reality" of his racial position and social responsibility will no doubt suit many readers, but it ignores the extent to which "amalgamation" was a live issue in Toomer's day (Franz Boas actually advocating it, many NAACP officers expecting it in the long term) and rather too easily dismisses Toomer's critique of the rigidifying racial binarism of American ideology.
This rigidifying stent, or RS, anchors itself firmly in place within the vessel, effectively holding it open.
And so I remain mesmerized by Barney's Houdinilike escape from the rigidifying determinations of sexual difference.
However, the crystalline lamellae play the role of rigidifying elements for the polymer.