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摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 21, 2021 is: exasperate • \ig-ZASS-puh-rayt\...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 21, 2021 is:

exasperate • \ig-ZASS-puh-rayt\  • verb

Exasperate means "to cause irritation or annoyance to someone" or "to excite the anger of someone."

// The flight delays began to exasperate people in the airport.

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Examples:

"His suggestions sometimes exasperate the garden designers, who have their own vision of where things should be." — Jeanette Marantos, The Los Angeles Times, 6 Nov. 2021

Did you know?

Exasperate comes from Latin exasperare, whose base, asper, means "rough." A relative of asper is asperity, which can refer to the roughness of a surface or the roughness of someone's temper. Another is spurn, meaning "to reject."



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