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stubbornly resistant to authority or control

unpredictably difficult in operation

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But not only do we grow fractious in warm weather - we lose all sense of how properly to behave.
It added: "This vote [could be] a litmus test regarding public support for austerity, and the conditionality of financial support from other euro area members, at a time when unpopular austerity measures have already created a fractious mood in distressed EU countries.
The appointment was announced on Tuesday as four fighters were killedin a gun battle between rival armed groups in Tripoli, underliningthe interim government's difficulties in controlling theincreasingly fractious groups who toppled Muammar Gaddafi.
A fractious affair was not helped by several obtuse decisions from official Andrew Cawtherley, often subject to vitriolic observations from both benches.
Bobby Zamora rifled home the penalty before a fractious end to the match saw Gael Givet sent off for aggressively approaching the referee.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan marked 267 days in office on Tuesday, surpassing the term of his predecessor Yukio Hatoyama to give him at least one cause for cheer amid the difficulties he faces in dealing with a divided parliament and his own fractious party.
Iraq's president formally asked Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Thursday to form a new government, giving him 30 days to choose a cabinet from among Iraq's fractious Shiite, Kurdish and Sunni political factions, Reuters reported.
I love you guys but I implore you to stay away from fractious issues like "Best Pizzas" (February, page 62) and "Best Burritos" (May, page, 88).
People were not moving fast enough and some got fractious.
Summary: The interim Somali government and a handful of its foes in a fractious insurgency signed an agreement on Sunday to implement a cease-fire deal as the deaths of eight government soldiers highlighted the long road ahead for peace in the Horn of Africa nation.
Investors said they were losing hope President Pervez Musharraf's resignation on Monday would ease Pakistan's political tension because the fractious coalition government did not see eye to eye on some major issues.
After a fractious introduction, the two men embrace Carter's idea of a bucket-list: pipe dreams to achieve in the months they have left.
SAN JUAN -- Hillary Clinton scored a hefty win in yesterday's Puerto Rico primary but Barack Obama looked to have the Democrats' White House nod within his grasp after a fractious deal on Florida and Michigan.
Holub a while to acclimate to the prevailing culture at the fractious Amherst campus, but he comes well-prepared.
Reportedly did not handle the soft going, but was neighing and coltish in the parade ring and fractious in the stalls.