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September 15, 2015 Alison Bell 1

This article is a little dark, and usually I try to present something a little more uplifting, but, I think this needs to be put out there for a mini-think… Thank you for your indulgence. Fractious: frac·tious ˈfrakSHəs/ adjective adjective: fractious (typically of children) irritable and quarrelsome. “they fight and squabble like fractious children” synonyms: grumpy, bad-tempered, irascible, irritable, crotchety, grouchy, cantankerous, short-tempered, tetchy, testy, curmudgeonly, ill-tempered, ill-humored, peevish, cross, waspish, crabby, crusty, prickly, touchy; More informalsnappish, cranky, ornery “fractious children” antonyms: contented, affable (of a group or organization) difficult to control; unruly. “the fractious coalition of Social Democrats” synonyms: [-MORE-]