Bait and Vex

Bait

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Bait verb – To attack repeatedly with mean put-downs or insults.
Usage example: as the first woman to work in the mines, she was mercilessly baited by the men on her shift

Vex and bait are semantically related in harass topic. In some cases you can use "Vex" instead a verb "Bait".
Nearby Words: baited, baiting, baiter, baity
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Vex

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Vex verb – To disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts.
Usage example: my coworkers' loud, endless conversations vexed me

Bait and vex are semantically related in harass topic. Sometimes you can use "Bait" instead a verb "Vex".
Nearby Word: vexation
Synonyms for Vex
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