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 for irascible
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Irascible \I*ras"ci*ble\, a. [L. irascibilis, fr. irasci to be
     angry, ira anger: cf. F. irascible. See Ire.]
     Prone to anger; easily provoked or inflamed to anger;
     choleric; irritable; as, an irascible man; an irascible
     temper or mood. -- I*ras"ci*ble*ness, n. -- I*ras"ci*bly,
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander" [syn:
             choleric, irascible, hotheaded, hot-tempered,
             quick-tempered, short-tempered]
      2: characterized by anger; "a choleric outburst"; "an irascible
         response" [syn: choleric, irascible]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "irascible":
     agitable, bearish, bitchy, cankered, cantankerous, churlish,
     contrary, crabbed, cranky, cross, cross-grained, crusty, cussed,
     difficult, disagreeable, edgy, emotional, emotionally unstable,
     eruptive, excitable, explosive, feisty, fractious, froward,
     high-mettled, high-spirited, high-strung, highly emotional,
     huffish, huffy, inflammable, irritable, mean, mettlesome, nervous,
     ornery, perturbable, perverse, prickly, sensitive, skittish,
     snappish, spiteful, spleeny, splenetic, startlish, stuffy, sulky,
     sullen, testy, touchy, ugly, volcanic, waspish, wayward,

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