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irascible

(ĭ-răs′ĭ-b'l) [LL. irascibilis]
Marked by outbursts of temper or irritability; easily angered.
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I had published it several years earlier in a book on campesino organizing in that region during the October Revolution only because it was so dramatic, but almost excised it when I realized the family in question was joined by marriage to the most senior US academic writing on Guatemala, a gentleman known for his irascibility who inspired a Guatemalan intellectual to coin a term based on his surname--Adamscismo--in reference to "the anthropology of imperialism" which a number of Guatemalan scholars as well as Mayan leaders charge Richard Adams with cultivating.
She wants websites which glory in cruelty, and are almost a handbook on: Stirring instead of growing up:There are times when I'd like to strangle John Humphrys for his arrogance, his irascibility and general self-satisfaction.
In view of that refusal to spurious, formulaic violence, and the irascibility and intolerance displayed by Father against a man who spoke with such dignity, Bayard could declare to Drusilla, "'Nobody could have more of a dream than that'" (222-23).
Dana Phillips' "Leaving Walden" looks at both Walden and The Maine Woods, using Thoreau's extravagant irascibility in Walden to identify him with the long parade of American social satirists working within the tradition of the tall tale.
If, at this stage of her life, Marie loved her mother, she absolutely adored her father, accepting his outbursts and irascibility because she was never in doubt of his love for her.
Despite Pip's prickliness and posturing, Goodyear's recall is often so tender that his very irascibility becomes endearing.
Either way, their perils are but minor when compared with the increasing irascibility of the French.
Even the actress's appearance strongly diverges from the literary prototype: James's heroine is stocky and robust, while Leigh portrays a tiny, pale woman with a look of irascibility.
To which she responds by shaking her head whimsically at his irascibility.
Known for his irascibility, the mayor--while not always personally popular--was respected for his role in drastically lowering the crime rate and increasing city cleanliness and livability.
This led to a collective decision that lire with Janes was perilous and that, should his threats and irascibility grow worse, action would have to be taken to end the threat.
It is undoubtedly true that Stanford's notorious irascibility and moodiness, even his pathetic moments of self-interest--admirably brought out by the author--are owing to his sensitivity as an artist, but it also seems possible to attribute these traits, at least in part, to the conflicted emotions and ideological paralysis that membership in a besieged elite may typically call forth.