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  • 161ibuprofen — /uy byooh proh feuhn, uy byooh proh fen /, n. Pharm. a white powder, C13H18O2, used esp. in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis as an anti inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic. [1965 70; by contr., rearrangement and resp …

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  • 162irritative — irritativeness, n. /ir i tay tiv/, adj. 1. serving or tending to irritate. 2. Pathol. characterized or produced by irritation of some body part: an irritative fever. [1680 90; IRRITATE + IVE] * * * …

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  • 163nag — nag1 /nag/, v., nagged, nagging, n. v.t. 1. to annoy by persistent faultfinding, complaints, or demands. 2. to keep in a state of troubled awareness or anxiety, as a recurrent pain or problem: She had certain misgivings that nagged her. v.i. 3.… …

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  • 164offend — offendable, adj. offendedly, adv. offendedness, n. offender, n. /euh fend /, v.t. 1. to irritate, annoy, or anger; cause resentful displeasure in: Even the hint of prejudice offends me. 2. to affect (the sense, taste, etc.) disagreeably. 3. to… …

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  • 165water bloom — Dense aquatic accumulation of microscopic organisms produced by an abundance of nutrients in surface water coupled with adequate sunlight for photosynthesis. The microorganisms or the toxic substances they release may discolour the water, exhaust …

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  • 166aggravate — ag·gra·vate / a grə ˌvāt/ vt vat·ed, vat·ing: to make more serious, more severe, or worse maliciousness aggravated the offense aggravated her preexisting condition aggravating factors compare …

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  • 167harass — ha·rass /hə ras, har əs/ vt [Middle French harasser to exhaust, fatigue, from harer to set a dog on, from Old French hare, interjection used to incite dogs]: to subject persistently and wrongfully to annoying, offensive, or troubling behavior a… …

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  • 168bother — 1. verb /ˈbɒðər,ˈbɔðə(ɹ),ˈbɒðə(ɹ),ˈbɑðɚ/ a) To annoy, to disturb, to irritate. Would it bother you if I smoked? b) To do something at ones own inconvenience. Why do I even bother to try? …

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  • 169annoy — 1. verb a) To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to bother with unpleasant deeds. Marc loved his sister, but when she annoyed him he wanted to switch her off. b) To do something to upset or anger someone; to be… …

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  • 170Acne rosacea — This term is actually a misnomer! The appropriate term is simply rosacea which is a chronic skin disease that affects the middle third of the face with persistent redness over the areas of the face and nose that normally blush: mainly the… …

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  • 171Rhinophyma — Pronounced (ryno fee ma), a bulbous enlarged red nose and puffy cheeks (like those of the old comedian W.C. Fields). There may also be thick bumps on the lower half of the nose and the nearby cheek areas. Rhinophyma occurs mainly in men as a… …

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  • 172Rosacea — A chronic skin disease that affects the middle third of the face with persistent redness over the areas of the face and nose that normally blush: mainly the forehead, the chin and the lower half of the nose. The tiny blood vessels in these areas… …

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  • 173chafe — To cause irritation of the skin by friction. [Fr. chauffer, to heat, fr. L. calefacio, to make warm] * * * chafe chāf vt, chafed; chaf·ing to irritate or make sore by or as if by rubbing chafe n injury caused by friction * * * (chāf) to… …

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  • 174Dead Parrot sketch — John Cleese (right) attempts to return his dead Norwegian Blue parrot to Michael Palin The Dead Parrot Sketch , alternatively and originally known as the Pet Shop Sketch or Parrot Sketch , is a popular sketch from Monty Python s Flying Circus,… …

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  • 175Defense in insects — Biston betularia: the melanic carbonaria (left) and the more common light colored typica (right) Insects have a wide variety of predators, including birds, reptiles, amphibians …

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  • 176molest — mo·lest /mə lest/ vt 1: to annoy, disturb, or persecute esp. with hostile intent or injurious effect 2: to make annoying sexual advances to; specif: to force physical and usu. sexual contact on (as a child) mo·les·ta·tion /ˌmō ˌles tā shən, ˌmä …

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  • 177offend — I (insult) verb abuse, affront, anger, annoy, be discourteous, be impolite, chagrin, displease, distress, disturb, embarrass, enrage, gall, horrify, hurt, incense, inflame, infuriate, injure, irk, irritate, laedere, madden, make angry, mortify,… …

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  • 178provoke — pro·voke /prə vōk/ vt pro·voked, pro·vok·ing 1: to incite to anger 2: to provide the needed stimulus for pro·vok·er n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 179affront — I verb afflict, aggrieve, antagonize, be offensive, be rude, cause dislike, cause offense, chafe, disconcert, disdain, disoblige, disquiet, distress, disturb, embitter, encounter, gall, give offense to, grieve, hurt the feelings, ill treat,… …

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  • 180agitate — I (activate) verb actuate, arouse, coax, electrify, energize, excite, exhort, ferment, foment, goad, impel, incite, induce, inflame, influence, inspire, inspirit, instigate, irritate, kindle, persuade, prompt, provoke, roil, rouse, spur,… …

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