Exasperation- noun

This means to cause irritation or annoyance to

Merriam Webster’s dictionary

“Quicksand” by Nella Larsen

“…with surprising vividness to irk her because she could get no meaning from that keen sensation of covetous exasperation that had so surprisingly risen…”

This is saying that Helga was irritated at the moment and was also starting to annoy her


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