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aggravate

 [ag´rah-vāt″]
to cause a patient's condition to deteriorate.
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Those eager for church reform are frustrated with how aggravatingly long this is taking.
First class performances all round make for a glorious evening's theatre with solid gold cameos from Desmond Barritt as a retired police inspector,and Michael Mears as the aggravatingly unctuous Grivet, a railway clerk.
The short answer to this question is: bricoleur--perhaps aggravatingly so.
"The cost is $100 for 5 years -- that's $20/year or less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day to avoid aggravatingly long and annoying lines, especially if you're a frequent business flier." Jun 10, 2013
The MKO claimed that it needs the blood to be injected to its members in case of being injured or sick while the bloods were HIV-infected and caused aggravatingly painful diseases, he said.
Deeter, 71, of Millbury, those eerie-looking trees have become bench marks for progress made in the aggravatingly slow, seemingly never-ending battle to remove the scars of June 1, 2011, especially in the Paige Hill Road and Haynes Hill Road sections of Brimfield, and along Dearth Hill Road in nearby Monson.
Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20 YOU are aggravatingly aware of your limitations in a situation you would like to have far more control over.
Even if the speech seems aggravatingly overfamiliar as a touchstone in the critical tradition, Walsh valuably rethinks it in relation to the similarly self-conscious chorus to Dekker's Old Fortunatus and makes a valuable point about the intertext: we must put our imagination to work if we hope to "believe" the history we see in Shakespeare's play, just as we need to exploit our imagination to believe the magic and the international travel staged in Old Fortunatus.
(1) First, "Project 21" had a much greater concern with ecology and climate change, where the nature of the problem and the urgent need to address it had become plain for all to see (or deny), while the political skill and will to tackle it seemed to be in aggravatingly short supply.
I then determined not to over-think the press release introducing this extension of such a characteristically 21st-century concept and, instead, followed the curators' final order to "smile on your blogger." Though aggravatingly mysterious, the press release effectively stages the installation choices, titles (including the exhibition's own, referencing an old song), and text-based art saturated by inside jokes between the artists and curators who are also Abelow's sister, Friedrich's daughter, and their friend, Savage.
In another scene Jabba returns saying serio-comically, 'I want to look through the archives for my father.' To which Holly replies tartly, 'Why not look in the phonebook?' We soon understand that she is still reeling from the untimely death of her mother--that same Sarah from long ago, a loss which remains, for the daughter, both futile and aggravatingly mysterious.