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::: restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
::: retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
::: uniformity - sameness; monotony; ADJ. uniform: the same all over
::: slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
::: reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
::: regal - royal; of a monarch; Ex. regal manner
::: cloister - monastery or convent
::: thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
::: niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
::: behoove - (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.