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Thursday, October 04, 2012

agita

\AJ-i-tuh\ , noun;
1.
Agitation; anxiety.
2.
Heartburn; indigestion.
Quotes:
And my being named after the patron saint of love, St. Valentine, when I've had nothing but agita in romance just makes it more painfully ironic.
-- Rosanna Chiofalo, Bellla Fortuna
I'm eighty-two years old and I don't need this agita in my life!
-- Rita Lakin, Getting Old Is Murder
Origin:
Agita was coined in America in the 1980s. It comes from the Italian word agitare meaning "to bother."
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