a delightful word: “splenetic”

Came across a delightful word: “splenetic”

From the Chambers:

splenetic
adjective

1. Of the spleen
2. Affected with spleen
3. Bad-tempered, irritable or irritated, peevish
4. Melancholy

 

It doesn’t roll off the tongue but rather is spit out of the mouth, like a whole clove left in the soup by a sadistic cook. I’m a bit splenetic that I’ve never heard the word used in reference to myself.

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