Vocab Practice: Vexing


This word appeared on the Cool Word Club website on Feb. 4, 2016.

Let’s do a practice round!

Vexing means:

A) Missing equipment
B) Causing irritation
C) Listening carefully
D) Performing adequately


Cool Word Challenge: Pathos and Vexing


Cool Word Challenge: Just for fun, come up with one sentence that uses both of the cool vocabulary words that you learned this week.

Here are the words again:

Pathos: A quality that evokes sorrow or pity.

Vexing: Causing irritation or annoyance.

Submit your sentence below. The most creative ones that we receive will be published on our site!

That’s a Vexing Water Problem!


Have you ever been annoyed by the sound of a leaky faucet?

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), one leaky faucet dripping at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water per year!

That is the amount of water that is used to take more than 180 showers!

So, the next time you hear a dripping faucet, take action to correct this vexing (see definition and hear pronunciation below) problem.

You’ll be doing the environment a favor if you turn off the faucet or call a plumber to make repairs!

To read more about the environmental impact of water leaks, go to: http://www3.epa.gov/watersense/pubs/fixleak.html

Cool word question of the day: Can you think of any other vexing problems that you could possibly solve?

Vexing: Causing irritation or annoyance.

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