Worried and upset

restive
(adj)
REST-iv
Meaning

1. restlessly impatient

1st Sample Sentence

1. The end of the school day was just fifteen minutes away, and the children were growing restive.

2nd Meaning

2. obstinately resisting control

2nd Sample Sentence

2. This horse tends to be restive, and so I don't recommend that you ride him unless you're an experienced rider.

Root

re (again)#stare (to stand) (Latin)

Mnemonics

REST+deprIVE. Deprived of rest is Restive. Restive is actually restless. Like factitious is actually factless:) Restive sounds like festive. In festivals we will be impatiently restless. restive. rest ivvu rest ivvu a person is repeatedly saying. restivvu restivvu. so tht means hes restless.

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