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exasperation

[ ig-zas-puh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ɪgˌzæs pəˈreɪ ʃən /
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noun

an act or instance of exasperating; provocation.
the state of being exasperated; irritation; extreme annoyance: Her exasperation at being interrupted was understandable.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of exasperation

1540–50; <Latin exasperātiōn- (stem of exasperātiō) roughness, bitterness. See exasperate, -ion
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