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aggravate, annoy, exasperate, irritate
aggravate (AG gruh vayt") (verb)
1. To make worse, make more severe; to intensify: The school nurse urged Jenny not to scratch the insect bite because scratching would just aggravate the itch.
2. To exasperate, anger, vex: The bossy attitude of Earle's supervisor, Helen Jones, tends to aggravate him a great deal.
annoy (uh NOI) (verb)
1. To cause uneasiness to; especially, by repeated acts; to make somewhat angry: Tammy asked Carson to please let her know if playing her radio would annoy him during work.
2. To trouble, to upset, to disturb: Howard wanted to know why Jennifer had to annoy him during his afternoon nap.
exasperate (ig ZAS puh rayte") (verb)
1. To provoke, peeve, infuriate; "slang": to bug, to turn off: Constant interruptions will only exasperate the speaker.
2. To make someone very angry or frustrated, often by repeatedly doing something agitating: Bradley's and Mary Ann's mother complained that every time they were bickering, it would exasperate her.
irritate (IR i tayt") (verb)
1. To anger, to make impatient, or to provoke: George’s mother was afraid that his whining might irritate the nurse.
2. To make painful, to make sore: Woolen clothing tends to irritate many people; especially, if they have a rash.

The sound of the music from the apartment upstairs is starting to annoy Tara.

If the noise from the radio gets much louder, it will aggravate Connie to the point that it will exasperate her and she might have to go upstairs to speak to Edwin and she hopes that when she asks him to lower the sound that it won't irritate and upset him.

annoy (uh NOI)
1. To cause uneasiness to; especially, by repeated acts; make somewhat angry.
2. To trouble; to vex: "I was annoyed by the disturbance of my afternoon nap."

"Please, do not annoy me with your interruptions while I am trying to explain this recipe."

3. Etymology: from Anglo-French anuier, from Old French enuier, "to weary, to vex"; from Late Latin inodiare, "to make loathsome"; from Latin, (esse) in odio, "(it is to me) hateful"; ablative, or a grammatical form, of odium, "hatred".
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(Latin: to annoy, to irritate; to bother; an agitation; a shaking, a jolting, a shocking situation)