30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course- Day 14- Angry and Irritated?

By Shivam

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Hey everyone out there,

How are you all doing?

Welcome back yet again to another chapter of our “Free 30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course” where you’ll learn some vocabulary about a subject every day, and so will you today.

By the way, what makes you angry?

Or annoyed?

Well, for me, if someone doesn’t keep his word, I kind of start foaming at the mouth?

I think it depends from person to person, what irritates or angers everybody.

Just say, your boss gave you a piece of work to do for tomorrow’s meeting and you could not complete it on time, so it is quite obvious he would drive up the wall, won’t he?

After all, everyone expects punctuality from their employees; while on the other hand, the employees expect some good amount of money and promotion in return for their hard work.

The reason for anger or irritation cannot just be subjected to the two reasons I mentioned in the above paragraph, as they are so many.

I still remember, back in high school times, my cousin who was just 7 then, came to my home during my final examinations. I had so much to revise and learn but it was next to impossible for me to even find a peaceful place to study. He was playing around in the entire house and was making noise. I knew there was no point making him understand to be silent as I was quite aware of his timid nature of never listening to anyone.

He switched on the T.V and played the cartoons at such a loud volume that even a deaf would hear it, while sometimes it was playing with a toy that moved from here to there, so it was quite hard for me to go through even a single chapter.

I told my mother that he was getting on my nerves and if he continued like this, I would definitely fail as there would be no time afterward to revise. Finally, when he got tired and slept, I went through my notes anyhow and learned whatever I could in the remaining time.

Vocabulary to Acquire Today

Start foaming at the mouth
Meaning- To become suddenly angry about something.
Example- The teacher started foaming at the mouth when saw that all the students were making noise in the whole class.

Drive up the wall
Meaning- To make someone angry or irritated.
Example- It drives me up the wall whenever he talks to me about my ex-girlfriend.

Getting on the nerves
Meaning- To annoy or irritate someone to a limit that it’s hard to bear.
Example- Your voice is getting on my nerves. Will you please stop for a while?

Though they all meant almost the same, you can use them according to what suits best in your situation.

P.S: I would highly recommend being quite cautious while using them in formal situations, so it’s better if you keep these expressions for informal situations.

By the way, how many of the above expressions did you know?

I hope today’s lesson added some new vocabulary to your arsenal of active vocabulary which will be definitely useful in your daily life.

Make sure you read this article thoroughly and practice it with your own examples so as they will become your second nature.

See you tomorrow with some new topic and vocabulary.

Till then keep learning and improving and please don’t ever get angry.

Take care and?


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