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choleric
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • A squirrel, from the lofty depths of his domestic tree, chattered either in anger or merriment—for the squirrel is such a choleric and humorous little personage, that it is hard to distinguish between his moods—so he chattered at the child, and flung down a nut upon her head.

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  • A choleric cop blew his top.
  • Gordon was a man by nature ill-suited to be a schoolmaster: he was impatient and choleric.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Of Human Bondage

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