balkiness


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Words related to balkiness

likely to stop abruptly and unexpectedly

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We experienced firsthand the government's increasing balkiness at releasing material: In some cases we had to write follow-up letters stating exactly why we needed the materials so quickly.
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.
He attributes their balkiness to the present system's ability to protect educators from their failures, something the competitive nature of the voucher system would make a whole lot harder.