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irascible
used in Light in August

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Definition
easily angered
  • She is still there, the gray woman with a cold, harsh, irascible face, who bore five children in six years and raised them to man—and womanhood.
    Chapter 1 (48% in)
  • She rode away a slave; she returned in '66 still a slave, on foot now—a huge woman, with a face both irascible and calm: the mask of a black tragedy between scenes.
    Chapter 20 (35% in)

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