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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #126074: Vocabulary: irritation and annoyance
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    Vocabulary: irritation and annoyance


    Among negative emotions and feelings, we must also think of irritability, exasperation, and 'bad temper'. Even if we never want to face these reactions, it may be useful to "put a word on them" when we meet them. 

     

     

     To irritate/ irritating/ irritability          
     Tiresome/ irksome/ vexing 
     A vexation/ to vex  to irritate; annoy; provoke.

    A humiliation: a feeling of great embarrassment because of a painful loss of pride, self-respect, or dignity // to hurt sb/ to offend sbto irritate, annoy, or anger; cause resentful displeasure in; to insult

     

                     

                He's so irritating!                                         He's visibly vexed!

     

     To be a nuisance/ be a nuisance to sb 
     What a nuisance!: a person(or thing)causing annoyance or bother. 
     To pester sb/ to disturb sb
     To exasperate sb/ to aggravate sb/ exasperating                                       
     To badger sb with 
     Indignant / indignation 
     To be trying: straining one's patience and goodwill; irritating.
     To be ruffled : disturbed, irritated.
     Dissatisfied/ dissatisfaction 

     Displeasure/ discontent(ment) / to be displeased with 

     Touchy/ touchiness: likely to take offence for some slight reason; irritable. 
     huffy/ to be in a huff; annoyed; offended. 

     

                                                

                                                           ... ruffled by adversity

     

    - To be in a (bad) temper/ to be bad-tempered.

    - To be in a foul temper.

    - To have a quick temper/ to be quick-tempered.

    - To fly into a temper: to fly into a rage.

    - To have a hot temper/ to be hot-tempered: easily angered.

    - To have a nasty temper/ a vile temper.

    - He's exasperatingly slow! 

    - To get sb's goat/ to get on sb's nerves.

    - To get hot under the collar: angry, upset. 

    - To lose patience with somebody (to lose, I lost, lost).

    - To try sb's patience/ to try sb: to put to a severe test.

    - To raise sb's hackles: to cause anger and resentment.

    - To get into a huff: to get into a mood of held back anger; a fit of resentment. 

     

                                             

                                               : to get on his nerves...

    I hope you'll stay calm for the test...  , which shouldn't puzzle you too much!

    Go for it and thanks for working with me! 

     

     



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    1. 'Kyle can be at times, but he calms down rapidly. He’s not a bad guy after all.'



    2. 'Hurry up, Judy, you’re to eat, and I won't wait for you. Too bad! I’m going.'



    3. 'I can’t stand it. You’ve been my patience for too long. Enough is enough.'



    4. 'His stupid arguments really tend to . I’ve had enough and would rather leave. Bye!'



    5. The situation was so that she quickly lost her temper and made a real scandal.



    6. She keeps me with her daily problems though I can do nothing to help her.



    7. Her parents were greatly the rude words she was yelling at their friends.



    8. When she heard what the man was saying, Sally and broke everything around her.



    9. 'No, I don't want to take her shopping! She is a real and she will spoil my afternoon! '



    10. 'He's so that I refuse to work in the same team. He's really unbearable! '












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