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  • 61irritation — irritate ► VERB 1) make annoyed or angry. 2) cause inflammation in (a part of the body). DERIVATIVES irritating adjective irritation noun. ORIGIN Latin irritare …

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  • 62irritation — noun 1. the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed (Freq. 6) • Syn: ↑annoyance, ↑vexation, ↑botheration • Derivationally related forms: ↑bother (for: ↑botheration), ↑ …

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  • 63exasperate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. anger, enrage, infuriate; irritate, vex, nettle, provoke, roil, peeve, annoy. See resentment. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. irritate, provoke, madden, try one s patience; see anger 1 , bother 2 . See… …

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  • 64dhregh-2 —     dhregh 2     English meaning: to pain, to suffer     Deutsche Übersetzung: “quälen, reizen”     Material: O.Ind. drü ghatē (Dhatup.) “afflicts, plagues, strives itself “; Osset. äw därzin ‘stir, tease, irritate” (E. Lewy KZ. 52, 306); O.E.… …

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  • 65gall — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. bitterness, bile, rancor; slang, impudence, insolence. v. irritate, chafe; annoy, exasperate; vex. See pain, resentment. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Spite] Syn. cynicism, rancor, bitterness; see bitterness …

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  • 66inflame — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. anger, excite, arouse; incite, animate, kindle; heat, blaze up; aggravate, provoke, irritate; redden, flush. See violence, excitement. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To irritate] Syn. incense, aggravate,… …

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  • 67nettle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. trouble, irritate; prickle; ruffle, annoy, provoke; vex, offend. See discontent. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. annoy, pester, irritate; see bother 3 , disturb 2 , insult . See Synonym Study at irritate .… …

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  • 68provoke — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. annoy, irritate, exasperate, nettle; excite, arouse; anger, incite, evoke, elicit; goad, vex. See cause, excitement, resentment. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To vex] Syn. irritate, put out, aggravate;… …

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  • 69aggravate — verb 1) the new law could aggravate the situation Syn: worsen, make worse, exacerbate, inflame, compound; add fuel to the fire/flames, add insult to injury, rub salt in the wound Ant: alleviate, improve 2) informal you don …

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  • 70der-, heavy basis derǝ-, drē- —     der , heavy basis derǝ , drē     English meaning: to cut, split, skin (*the tree)     Deutsche Übersetzung: ‘schinden, die Haut abziehen, abspalten, spalten”     Note: Root der , heavy basis derǝ , drē : “to cut, split, skin (*the tree)”… …

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  • 71er-3 : or- : r- —     er 3 : or : r     English meaning: to move *stir, animate, fight, struggle, rise; to spring up, be born     Deutsche Übersetzung: ‘sich in Bewegung setzen, erregen (also seelisch, ärgern, stir, tease, irritate); in die Höhe bringen (Erhebung …

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  • 72Green cleaning — isa term that has been coined to describe a growing trend in favor of using environmentally friendly ingredients and chemicals for household, manufacturing and industrial cleaning. Green cleaning techniques and products avoid the use of… …

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  • 73tear gas — /tear/ a gas that makes the eyes smart and water, thus producing a temporary blindness, used in modern warfare, to quell riots, etc. [1915 20] * * * Any of a group of substances, most often synthetic organic halogen compounds, that irritate the… …

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  • 74aggravate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. worsen, intensify, increase; informal, irritate, annoy, exacerbate (See resentment). Ant., alleviate, improve. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To irritate] Syn. exasperate, annoy, provoke; see bother 2 . 2.… …

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  • 75annoy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. vex, tease, harass, disturb, molest, trouble, bother, irritate, pain, peeve (inf.). See malevolence. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. pester, irritate, harass, disturb; see bother 2 , 3 . See Synonym Study at… …

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  • 76bother — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. nuisance, annoyance; trouble; perplexity, worry. v. t. irritate, pester, worry. See pain, adversity, discontent. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Trouble or worry] Syn. vexation, fuss, inconvenience, anxiety;… …

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  • 77chafe — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. abrade, wear, rub; vex, anger, annoy, eat. See friction, resentment, pain, discontent. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To rub] Syn. abrade, grate, scrape, massage; see rub 1 . 2. [To annoy] Syn. irritate,… …

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  • 78fret — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. agitate, irritate, vex; worry, chafe, rub, fume, complain. See discontent, pain, resentment, dejection. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To cause annoyance] Syn. disturb, agitate, vex, irritate; see bother 2 ,… …

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  • 79ruffle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. gather, shirr, crinkle, corrugate, plait; agitate, ripple, tousle, rumple, disarrange; vex, irritate. See agitation, excitement, disorder, roughness, fold. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. flounce, furbelow …

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  • 80vex — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. tease, plague, harass, torment; roil, pique; fret, chafe, irritate, annoy, provoke, nettle. Informal, peeve, rile. See resentment, discontent. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To trouble] Syn. distress, worry,… …

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