Here’s another word to enrich your vocabulary and impress your listeners or readers – cantankerous /kænˈtæŋkərəs/.
A cantankerous person is annoyed and tends to argue and complain a lot.
Abandoned by his family and suffering from chronic pain in his joints, the old man became depressed and cantankerous.
I’m not entirely sure what I like about this word. Probably, the pulsating sound of it. As well as its literary feel – you don’t often hear cantankerous in conversation, which is a great shame I think.
But now you can change this! 🙂