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iracund (IE-ruh-kund) adjective

Inclined to anger; irascible.

[From Latin iracundus, from ira (anger) + -cundus (inclined toward)].

Can you think of an antonym of today's word that shares the same suffix?

"One word: iracund. Or perhaps a better choice might be grumpy." Campaign Grapevine, The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, California), Oct 21, 1996.

This week's theme: words to describe people.


I shall be telling this with a sigh / Somewhere ages and ages hence: / Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- / I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference. -Robert Frost, poet (1874-1963)

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