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- n. Anger or panic expressed verbally loudly and with overt bodily gestures.
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They thought there was plenty of reason to believe that his wife was off her nut—wasn’t the whole town talking about how she’d behaved at her mother’s funeral, and hadn’t she suddenly up and quit her job for no good reason, and hadn’t she thrown some kind of conniption fit out on Duke Daniel’s front lawn, and didn’t her family have a history of mental illness?
Besides, since Austin had a conniption fit any time she stepped too far out of his sight line, napping back at Danny's condo wasn't an option.