November 17, 2007


restive \RES-tiv\, adjective:
1. Impatient under restriction, delay, coercion, or opposition; resisting control.
2. Unwilling to go on; obstinate in refusing to move forward; stubborn.

He proved as ready a scholar as he had been indocile and restive to the pedant who held the office of his tutor.
-- William Godwin, Caleb Williams

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