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

  Pesky \Pes"ky\, a. [Etymol. uncertain.]
     Pestering; vexatious; troublesome. Used also as an intensive.
     [Colloq. & Low, U.S.] --Judd.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pesky
      adj 1: causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying
             rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is
             particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it
             galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating
             delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito";
             "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety
             catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him";
             "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you
             are wrong" [syn: annoying, bothersome, galling,
             irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering,
             pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing,
             vexatious, vexing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "pesky":
     aggravating, annoying, awful, awfully, bothering, bothersome,
     damned, disturbing, dreadful, dreadfully, exasperating, extremely,
     galling, harassing, importunate, importune, irking, irksome,
     irritating, mean, monstrous, pestering, pestiferous, pestilent,
     pestilential, plaguesome, plaguey, plaguing, provoking, teasing,
     terribly, tiresome, tormenting, troublesome, troubling, troublous,
     ugly, vexatious, vexing, wearisome, wicked, worrisome, worrying
  
  

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