- Dither (n.)
e.g. Chris is in a bit of a dither about what to wear for the interview.
- Waver (v.)
e.g. She wavered between staying single and accepting his proposal.
- Falter (v.)
e.g. Our hopes will not falter in adversity.
- Hesitate (v.)
e.g. He did not hesitate to ask her to sit beside him.
- Disgrace (n.)
e.g. The dirty classrooms are a disgrace to the school.
- Stigma (n.)
e.g. Her behaviour will leave a stigma on her family.
- Dishonor (n.)
e.g. What he had done brought dishonour to the family.
- Blemish (n.)
e.g. The wine glasses were sold at half price because of blemishes in the crystal.
- Arbitrary (adj.)
e.g. This is an arbitrary decision.
- Discretionary (adj.)
e.g. Judges have great discretionary powers.
- Erratic (adj.)
e.g. Our rowboat’s course was erratic after we lost the oars.
- Haphazard (adj.)
e.g. Why did you put the volumes of the encyclopaedia in haphazard order?
- Rebellious (adj.)
e.g. Rebellious groups of southern tribespeople
- Disobedience (n.)
e.g. Disobedience cannot be allowed in the army.
- Confrontation (n.)
e.g. Some couples seem to like confrontation, but Josh and I hardly ever argue.
- Defiance (n.)
e.g. His defiance of the law cost him dearly.