Tag Archives: anger

word: conceit (syn. amour-propre, vanity)


conceit

Definition: (noun) A favorable and especially unduly high opinion of one’s own abilities or worth.
Synonyms: amour-propre, vanity
Usage: She was convinced that she was worthy of marrying royalty, but her vanity and conceit only made her less attractive to the prince. Discuss.
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From LIFE: The greatest unsolved Mysteries of all time: How, When and Where Did Ambrose Bierce Die-Story and photo


from LIFE: The greatest unsolved Misteries of all time:  How, When and Where Did Ambrose Bierce Die-Story and photo

From LIFE: The greatest unsolved Mysteries of all time: How, When and Where Did Ambrose Bierce Die-Story and photo

 

 

word: irascible


irascible 

Definition: (adjective) Prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered.
Synonyms: hotheaded, quick-tempered, choleric, short
Usage: He was a singularly irascible man; any little thing would disturb his temper. Discuss.

Word: INDIGNATION


indignation 

Definition: (noun) Strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger.
Synonyms: outrage
Usage: I could hardly contain my indignation at his disparaging comments. Discuss.

 

This day in History: SHIRLEY JACKSON’S “THE LOTTERY” IS PUBLISHED (1948)


Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” Is Published (1948)

Published by the The New Yorker the same month it was written, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” instantly became one of the most controversial stories ever run by the esteemed magazine. Hundreds of outraged readers cancelled their subscriptions or wrote letters expressing their confusion and anger over the story’s meaning. Now considered a classic, the chilling story matter-of-factly describes an annual lottery in a bucolic American town in which one person is selected for what? More… Discuss