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Words related to balkiness

likely to stop abruptly and unexpectedly

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But even with willing mentors, women say they initially face the same balkiness they see any time they even think of heading for a dance floor: They want to dance; their husbands' reaction ranges from reluctance to outright rebellion.
President Clinton, Newsweek reports, is said to be so infuriated with Arafat's balkiness he has instructed Holbrooke to veto any new U.
Clinton is said to have grown furious with the Palestinian leader's balkiness.
He actually called him "more courageous" than Arafat, whose balkiness incensed the president.