Common Sense Commentary: "Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him." Prov.26:4.
"...The of the froward is carried headlong." Job.5:13
Froward means "out of control argumentative" like a knock down, drag out fight. The froward person's opinionated defense...or attack...dominates the discussion with greater and greater force of heat and volume which "carries them headlong" into irrational anger and screaming to prove their point. Their later feelings of embarrassment may actually make them even more angry at you.
When dealing with such a person, it is better to listen and leave without a defense than to enter a screaming match which has no conclusion. It might even be advisable to avoid such a person.... but with kindness and prayer for them.