I saw a headline today about the volcano near Manila in the Philippines.
Restive Philippine volcano prompts evacuation
I was not familiar with the word 'restive' and thought it meant 'dormant', but it means the opposite :
- Characterized by erratic or adverse behaviour arising from discontent, disquiet, etc.
1: stubbornly resisting control : BALKY
2: marked by impatience or uneasiness : FIDGETY
So, it has the meaning 'restless'.
Where is the -ive suffix from ? I cannot think of another similar word. How does that suffix give the word the same meaning as 'restless' ?