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Jun 19, 2009
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Medicinal words to describe people

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choleric
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bilious

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bilious

PRONUNCIATION:
(BIL-yuhs)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Extremely unpleasant.
2. Ill-natured; irritable.
3. Relating to bile.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin bilis (bile).

USAGE:
"The Sharia introduction in some states of the federation has been a victim of these groups of elites' unbridled intimidatory and bilious antics."
Abubakar Gimba; The Season of Unreason; Daily Trust (Abuja, Nigeria); Sep 18, 2002.

See more usage examples of bilious in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, learning, etc., beginning from his youth and so go on to old age, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last! -Jonathan Swift, satirist (1667-1745)

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