Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Word of the day: agita

The word of the day is agita:

  1. heartburn; indigestion.
  2. agitation; anxiety.

"Pacing up and down the block was a tall septuagenarian named Lenny Shiller, from Midwood, Brooklyn.  He was on the set of Steven Spielberg's new movie, 'Bridge of Spies'—about a U.S.-Soviet prisoner swap at the height of the Cold War.  'There's a lot of waiting around on movies,' he said.  'It causes agita.'" 

 - Jonathan Blitzer, "Drive-by", 28 September 2015 The New Yorker (http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/09/28/drive-by)

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