peppery
adjective Date: 1699 1. of, relating to, or having the qualities of pepper ; hot, pungent <
a peppery taste
>
2. having a hot temper ; touchy <
a peppery boss
>
3. fiery, stinging <
a peppery satire
>
pepperiness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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