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ornery
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
quick to get annoyed, complain, argue, and be uncooperative
  • And I hate to say it but Adah is just as ornery and bent on destruction, in her own slowpoke way.
    Book 2 — Revelation (59% in)
  • And Adah of course play-acted at not talking for years and years, merely to be ornery.
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (15% in)

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