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rankle


rankle

verb

Definition of RANKLE

1
to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger <that kind of rude treatment from a young person makes me rankle>
Related Words fulminate, rant, rave; smolder (or smoulder); bristle, flare (up), inflame (also enflame); chafe, fret, stew; agitate, convulse, roil, shake
2
to make angry <it rankles me when some schools can't even afford paper and pencils for the students>

February 27, 2015
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