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peppery

pep·per·y

peppery

pronunciation:
pe p ri
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: seasoned with or as if with pepper; spicy.
Jambalaya is a peppery dish.
similar words:
spicy
definition 2: of, relating to, or like pepper.
This sauce has a peppery flavor.
definition 3: easily angered; hot-headed.
Be careful what you say; he has a peppery disposition.
similar words:
choleric
definition 4: sharp or biting.
We could hear the neighbors having another peppery argument.
derivation: pepperiness (n.)