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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Splenetic

I heard another unfamiliar word on the radio last week, splenetic. Dyspeptic, melancholy, I could be the poster boy.

sple·net·ic
/spləˈnedik/
adjective
  1. 1.
    bad-tempered; spiteful.

    "a splenetic outburst"
    synonyms:bad-temperedill-temperedangrycrosspeevishpetulantpettishirritableirasciblecholericdyspeptictestytetchysnappishwaspishcrotchetycrabbyquerulousresentfulrancorousbiliousMore
  2. 2.
    archaic term for splenic.



1 comment:

island guy said...

Could be worse:

bil·ious
/ˈbilyəs/Submit
adjective
1.
affected by or associated with nausea or vomiting.
"I had eaten something that didn't agree with me and I was a little bilious"
synonyms: nauseous, sick, queasy, nauseated, green around the gills; rarequalmish
"I felt bilious"
2.
spiteful; bad-tempered.
"outbursts of bilious misogyny"