MEANING: adjective: Not easily handled, managed, or controlled.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin tractare (to handle), frequentative of trahere (draw). Earliest documented use: 1545.


ENTR'ACTABLE - capable of being separated into two parts by an intermission

INTER.ACT.ABLE - and if that doesn't help we can just bury the whole show

INTRACTABILE - Sorry, but the only way you're going to get any relief is if we take out your gall bladder