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Restive
(adj) uneasily restless, usually under forced confinement or pressure. Origin: L re-, back + stāre, to stand => 'to keep back.' 'Restive' applies specifically to the impatience of somebody who has been kept back by coercion or restriction, and is not a general synonym for 'restless.' Restless of course is from the same root, and means 'unable to stand back.'