1 not willing to yield or comply with what is required or is reasonable. 2 perverse. 3 disobedient. 4 peevish.

The professor came to regret his dalliance with the nubile coed now sitting in the back of his class. She took great pleasure in his torment, teasing and denying him the satisfaction of her conquest. The froward miss learned to keep men wanting more, and more is what the professor sought to gain by overlooking her academic deficiencies. Though the quid pro quo was well established by centuries of precedent, he should have known better. The undergraduate was a terrible student of history.

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