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a gruh vay shuhn

  • n  an exasperated feeling of annoyance
  • n  unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
  • n  action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse
    the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care

  • But for Limited Brands, parent company of Victoria's Secret, the campaign has added aggravation to an already frustrating third sales quarter.
  • Overpacked bags and overcrowded holds can wreak havoc on the best-made suitcases, but if you choose your luggage carefully before you take off, you can avoid a lot of aggravation .
  • For the foreigner, Moscow can be a maddening place to do business, with a professional culture seemingly predicated on aggravation and obfuscation.
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    The weekend rain was an added dose of aggravation for area farmers already delayed in their spring planting.
    June 10, 2013 - Creston News Advertiser
  • Delay in Europe Indexes Open Causes 'Angst'
    Stock market operator NYSE Euronext on Thursday delayed the opening of its stock market indexes, attributing the late start of trade to technical issues which caused "aggravation" and "angst" among traders.
    June 6, 2013 - CNBC
  • Lunch links: Playing 'what if?' with Texas
    This is one of the coolest things I've seen all week ... y'all. Just never ask anyone from Alabama or Mississippi what's going on when it's raining and the sun is out. Was Mike Gundy acting on behalf of the entire Big 12 when he restricted Wes Lunt from going to the SEC? Colleague Travis Haney says one coach told him that, and there's a growing aggravation among Big 12 coaches toward the league ...
    June 6, 2013 - ESPN Blogs

  • Andrew Hilditch in Reuters UK
    It's disappointing for Shaun to have suffered a slight aggravation to his elbow in the lead up to the first Test,chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch said. "Ben Hilfenhaus richly deserves his opportunity after a magnificent Pura Cup...
  • Angela Merkel in International Herald Tribune
    The aggravation of the global food situation is increasing hunger in the world and threatens the political stability of many developing countries,Merkel wrote in an article for the Tagesspiegel daily.
  • Barack Obama in FOXNews
    There's no reason you should have to pay H&R Block to spend hours and hours. You should just get a form,Obama said. "It should take you about five minutes. That should save you a lot of time and aggravation."

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