intractable - Dictionary definition and meaning for word intractable
Intractable: things which can not be brought in the right track... opposite of tractable.
tract(TRACK)..SO you have decided to track about your UNRULY CHILD...and you have approached the agency to do this.
Intractable is IN(Not)+TRACT(STRETCH)+ABLE(Do)...means if something/someone is not stretchable/flexible,implies STUBBORN or UNYIELDING.
In(not)+tractable(trackable)...it's nothing but wild (it's a synonym)..another is un-yielding..wild ones are un-yielding too..
Sounds like in-trackable= something not trackable is difficult to manage
its difficult to manage TRACTOR!!