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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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If, by then, I dare to abandon what's expected, I shall read my husband's mind and echo it back to him, borrowing from the irascibly Christian John Donne to say, "For God's sake hold your tongue and let me love.
A Washington Post editorial titled "Appointments Dithering" discussed his approach to various appointments and asked irascibly, "Why, in this administration, does it have to be so protracted.
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The legendary actor was referring to Max Roby, the irascibly irresponsible patriarch of a family as broken down as he and his hometown are.
As he emphatically, even irascibly, reminds his reader, he