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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adjective: Easily annoyed; oversensitive.
ETYMOLOGY:Of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Middle English tache/teche (blemish). Earliest documented use: 1597.
USAGE:"O comes across as tired and tetchy, and fed up with being unfairly treated by the press."
So Who Wrote O?; Daily Mail (London, UK); Jan 21, 2011.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. -Herman Melville, novelist and poet (1819-1891)