So, the word for yesterday was splenetic (adjective).
Having to do with spleens?
Patrick took my guess :mellow: (yes, I know that's not the real smiley any more)
The definition: characterized by morose bad temper, sullen malevolence, or spiteful, peevish anger.
The war engaged all the splenetic instincts of Khomeini, and he urged all Iran's young people to die in ecstasy of a mission that transcribed God's will.
(Courtesy of The Lexicon by William F. Buckley Jr.)