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Vocabulary Lesson Anger

English vocabulary lesson with words connected to anger. This lesson will help you define furious, rage, temper, frustration, outrage, gripe, annoyance, boiling point, tantrum, resentment, bugbear and irritation.

(A) rage NOUN strong violent anger
‘He called me an idiot, so I went into a rage!’


(–) temper UNCOUNTABLE NOUN someone who has a temper becomes angry very quickly
‘Don’t speak to me like that or I will lose my temper.’


frustrating ADJECTIVE the negative feeling you get when you are stopped from doing what you want
‘This is very frustrating – I just want to leave.’


(An) outrage NOUN a strong feeling of anger at something you feel is wrong
‘This is an outrage. How could you say that he’s innocent!?’


(A) gripe NOUN a complaint about something that is annoying but not very important
‘I have a gripe – there is no coffee machine?’


(An) annoyance NOUN a slightly angry feeling
‘You are an annoyance – please sit down.’


(–) boiling point UNCOUNTABLE NOUN the moment when a situation becomes more serious because people start to feel very angry
‘Everybody looked at him. It was clear the boiling point had been reached.’


(A) tantrum NOUN a sudden and uncontrolled explosion of anger, especially in a young child
‘If I go into a tantrum I might use this.’


(–) resentment UNCOUNTABLE NOUN an angry unhappy feeling that you have when you think you have been treated badly
‘They weren’t speaking to each other – resentment had filled the room.’


(A) bugbear NOUN something that keeps annoying you
‘Henry’s biggest bugbear were the two men sitting on his left.’


(An) irritation NOUN something that makes you feel slightly angry, especially for a long period of time
‘His silent stare was only a small irritation for his colleagues.’


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