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irascible
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Moby Dick
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  • Like some poor devils ashore that happen to know an irascible great man, they make distant unobtrusive salutations to him in the street, lest if they pursued the acquaintance further, they might receive a summary thump for their presumption.

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  • She has an irascible nature at the best of times, but be especially careful to avoid her early in the morning.
  • Her usual mood is one of irascible impatience.

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