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balky

balk·y

balky

pronunciation:
baw ki
part of speech: adjective
inflections: balkier, balkiest
definition: inclined to stop short and then refuse to proceed; stubborn; obstinate.
Traveling was slow and somewhat perilous on the balky camel.
similar words:
mulish, pigheaded, stubborn
derivations: balkily (adv.), balkiness (n.)