Anger related

cantankerous
(adj)
can-TANK-ǝ-rus
Meaning

ill-humored; irritable

1st Sample Sentence

Lack of sleep tends to make one cantankerous.

Synonyms

cantankerous, choleric

Antonyms

affable, amiable, personable

Mnemonics

cantankerous sounds like "cann't take it anymore" and when do we say this when we get irritated cantankerous (can+tanker) imagine that instead of going by a car, if you have to go by a can tanker, it can make you angry or ill-tempered. split it into can+tanker+ous: read this as 'kaan' (ear in hindi)+ taker + us, one who is irritable will always have a one below ear (slap) from us.

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