Pronunciation: (pep'u-rē), [key]
1. full of or tasting like pepper; hot; pungent.
2. of, pertaining to, or resembling pepper.
3. sharp or stinging: a peppery speech.
4. easily angered; bad-tempered; irritable; irascible: the peppery leader of a political faction.
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