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 for irk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Irk \Irk\ ([~e]rk), v. t. [OE. irken to tire, become tired; cf.
     Sw. yrka to urge, enforce, press, or G. ekel disgust, MHG.
     erklich disgusting; perh. akin to L. urgere to urge, E.
     urge.]
     To weary; to give pain; to annoy.
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           To see this sight, it irks my very soul. --Shak.
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           It irketh him to be here.                --M. Arnold.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  irk
      v 1: irritate or vex; "It galls me that we lost the suit" [syn:
           gall, irk]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "irk":
     abrade, aggravate, ail, annoy, badger, bait, be at,
     be infinitely repetitive, be tedious, be the matter, bedevil,
     beset, bother, bristle, brown off, bug, bullyrag, burn up, chivy,
     complicate matters, concern, devil, discommode, discompose,
     distemper, distress, disturb, dog, drag on, exasperate, exercise,
     fash, fatigue, fret, gall, get, glut, go on forever, gripe, harass,
     harry, heckle, hector, hound, incommode, inconvenience, jade, miff,
     molest, nag, needle, nettle, nudzh, pain, pall, peeve, perplex,
     persecute, perturb, pester, pick on, pique, plague,
     pluck the beard, pother, provoke, put out, put to it, puzzle, ride,
     rile, roil, ruffle, satiate, strain, stress, tease, tire,
     tire to death, torment, trouble, try, try the patience,
     tweak the nose, vex, wear, wear on, weary, worry
  
  

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