The Scold's Vocabulary





THE copiousness of the English language perhaps was never more apparent

than in the following character, by a lady, of her own husband:--



He is, says she, an abhorred, barbarous, capricious, detestable,

envious, fastidious, hard-hearted, illiberal, ill-natured, jealous,

keen, loathsome, malevolent, nauseous, obstinate, passionate,

quarrelsome, raging, saucy, tantalizing, uncomfortable, vexatious,

abominable, bitter, captious, disagreeable, execrable, fierce, grating,

gross, hasty, malicious, nefarious, obstreperous, peevish, restless,

savage, tart, unpleasant, violent, waspish, worrying, acrimonious,

blustering, careless, discontented, fretful, growling, hateful,

inattentive, malignant, noisy, odious, perverse, rigid, severe, teasing,

unsuitable, angry, boisterous, choleric, disgusting, gruff, hectoring,

incorrigible, mischievous, negligent, offensive, pettish, roaring,

sharp, sluggish, snapping, snarling, sneaking, sour, testy, tiresome,

tormenting, touchy, arrogant, austere, awkward, boorish, brawling,

brutal, bullying, churlish, clamorous, crabbed, cross, currish, dismal,

dull, dry, drowsy, grumbling, horrid, huffish, insolent, intractable,

irascible, ireful, morose, murmuring, opinionated, oppressive,

outrageous, overbearing, petulant, plaguy, rough, rude, rugged,

spiteful, splenetic, stern, stubborn, stupid, sulky, sullen, surly,

suspicious, treacherous, troublesome, turbulent, tyrannical, virulent,

wrangling, yelping dog-in-a-manger.





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