I've decided to request that a word be added to the National Spelling Bee Competition. It is a word that became near and dear to me last night. The word:
Where is the word's etymology?
What is the definition?
Transitive Verb: to make weary, to irritate.
Are there any alternate pronunciations?
Can you use it in a sentence?
At the grocery store last night, the woman in front of me, using the U-Scan and talking on her phone while horribly attempting to scan and bag her groceries like the one-armed man from The Fugitive, really irked me.
Irk. I - R - K. Irk
That is correct.
It may not eliminate any contestant, but I think we all see why it'd be a good word to have televised.