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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #126121: Vocabulary: aggressiveness and hostility
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    Vocabulary: aggressiveness and hostility

    If you simply cast a look at the pictures in this lesson, you'll soon notice that we are dealing with negative feelings just as we did, studying ANGER in test. Let's hope you won't need such violent vocabulary too often! 





             unfriendly                                                             to jeer


     Unfriendly  : not friendly
     Spiteful/ malicious  : showing malice, malevolent, spiteful
     Spitefulness/ malice                                : a desire to inflict harm to others 
     Rancour  : hostility, spite
     Grudge : feeling of ill will or resentment
     Resentment  :  displeasure or anger because of a wrong. 
     To resent something  : feeling you're insulted or wronged                  
     Animosity towards  : strong hostility or antagonism

     FALSE FRIEND: mischievous: teasing, playfully annoying // mischievousness. 



    - To bear somebody a grudge for something: to resent something.

    - To be resentful of something: feeling displeasure because of a wrong.

    - There'll be some aggro: aggressiveness, trouble, agitation. 

    - To threaten somebody with something: to menace.  



                                            Resentment is a poison...


     Brutal/ brutality 
     Aggressive/ aggressiveness                                                        
     An aggression 
     Hostile to/ hostility

     A threat/ a menace 




     To threaten  : to menace
     To insult somebody  : to speak insultingly
     To abuse somebody    : to treat in a harmful way 
     Abusive : coarse language or maltreatment
     A swearword/ an oath/ a curse   : a taboo insulting word or phrase
     To curse somebody/ something                               : to wish or evoke evil
     To swear at somebody  : to use obscene or profane language    

     To snap at somebody 

     To bite somebody's head off 

     : to become unable to control oneself

     To scoff at somebody

     To poke fun at somebody

     To mock somebody 

     : to treat with ridicule or contempt  
     Mockery  : contempt or derision
     Ridicule/ to ridicule  : make fun of                         

     To jeer at somebody

     To gibe at somebody

     To sneer at somebody 

     : to utter mocking words
     A jeer/ a gibe/ a sneer  : mocking words                     
     An enemy/ a foe : a hostile opponent
     An opponent  : an adversary





    Let's always try to keep control... It's become more and more important.

    I hope the following test will keep you in good temper! Thanks for your work! 



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