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1‘his arrogance was beginning to infuriate her’
enrage, incense, anger, madden, inflame, send into a rage, make someone's blood boil, stir up, fire up
exasperate, antagonize, provoke, rile, make one's hackles rise, annoy, irritate, nettle, gall, get on someone's nerves, rub up the wrong way, ruffle someone's feathers, try someone's patience, irk, vex, pique
North American rankle, ride
informal aggravate, make one see red, get someone's back up, get someone's dander up, get someone's goat, peeve, needle, get under someone's skin, get up someone's nose, hack off
British informal wind up, get at, nark, get across, get on someone's wick, brown off, cheese off
North American informal bug, tick off, gravel, bum out
vulgar slang piss off
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