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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #126098: Vocabulary: anger
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    Vocabulary: anger

    Anger, (one of the 7 Capital Sins!) is an intense emotional state involving a strong response to a perceived provocation, frustration, hurt or threat. It has physical or psychological effects. It can (and must!) be controlled. It's a moment of crisis. It triggers a "fight" or "flight" response. We face it more and more often in our daily lives... 😥





    ANGER: a strong feeling of displeasure or rage; wrath. 



    An outburst of anger...

     To be angry with somebody at something 
     To be cross with 
     Cross/ crossly/ angrily

    An outburst of anger/ a fit of anger 

     Angrily/ in anger 
     To make somebody angry/ to anger somebody              
     To get angry/ to lose one's temper                   
     To throw a tantrum
     Peeved with/ sore with 
    Irascible/ irascibility



    To throw a tantrum... 

    - To take one's anger out on somebody/ to vent one's anger on somebody

    - To be mad at somebody: to be very angry with somebody

    - To get mad at: to become greatly irritated, enraged. 


    She's incensed...

     Furious/ incensed/ infuriated 
     To infuriate somebody/ to incense somebody 
     To madden somebody/ to drive somebody mad         
    Infuriating/ maddening 
     Rage/ To fly into a rage
     To enrage somebody
    Irate/ wrathful (formal)



     She's overwrought.

    - To fly into a rage

    - To be in a rage/ to fume (with rage)

    - To be in a blind rage/ in a towering rage

    - To be wild at somebody/ with somebody

    - To have a fit of rage

    - To be beside oneself with rage

    - To blow one's top: (to explode)

    - To fly off the handle

    - It makes my blood boil



    (If you want to go further... go and work on another lesson: aggressiveness and hostilitytest    

    Let's hope this lesson won't have "incensed" you... Stay calm to face the test: it shouldn't be too upsetting! 


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    3. The boss had a when he didn’t get the report on time for his meeting.

    4. 'It would be very unfair to the students who had done nothing wrong.'

    5. Terry was after his neighbour insulted him.

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