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vek sing

  • v  cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
  • v  disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress
  • v  change the arrangement or position of
  • v  subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation
  • v  be a mystery or bewildering to
    a vexing problem
  • s  extremely annoying or displeasing
  • s  causing irritation or annoyance
    it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong

  • The emerging shortages demonstrate, again, how vexing it is for the outside world to deal with Kim Jong Il and his regime.
  • It remains to be seen, of course, whether all the ecstatic political soteriology of his campaign can overcome the economic apocalypse Obama will inherit, along with a vexing list .
  • If all Alan Turing had done was answer, in the negative, a vexing question in the arcane realm of mathematical logic, few nonspecialists today would have any reason to remember him .
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  • Kevin Warsh in CEP News
    Inflation has been elevated for some time and prices of commodities are surging. I find these trends particularly vexing at a time when global demand growth, most likely, has slowed,Warsh said in a speech in Washington entitled, 'Using the...
  • Tom Lantos in International Herald Tribune
    Supported by several Democrats on the committee and one Republican, Rep. Jim Leach, Lantos said, "The White House must try a new and bold approach to the vexing North Korean problem."
  • Tom Brokaw in Cincinnati Post
    This is a pretty resilient country,Brokaw says, but it's one with "lots of vexing hangover issues."

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