ANGOR

PRONUNCIATION: (ANG-guhr)

MEANING: noun: Extreme anguish or mental distress.

ETYMOLOGY: If youve ever been so angry, or so anguished, that you felt choked youve personally experienced the origin of this term. It comes from Latin angor (strangling, suffocation, mental distress), from angere (to squeeze). Ultimately from the Indo-European root angh- (tight, suffocating, painful), which also gave us anger, anguish, anxious, angst, angina, and hangnail. Earliest documented use: 1440.
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ANYGOR - whatever injury caused by a bull

ANXOR - a stress-inducer

ANGER - where a Cockney angs is at