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

  Pester \Pes"ter\ (p[e^]s"t[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Pestered; p. pr. & vb. n. Pestering.] [Abbrev. fr.
     impester, fr. OF. empaistrier, empestrer, to entangle the
     feet or legs, to embarrass, F. emp[^e]trer; pref. em-, en-
     (L. in in) + LL. pastorium, pastoria, a fetter by which
     horses are prevented from wandering in the pastures, fr. L.
     pastorius belonging to a herdsman or shepherd, pastor a
     herdsman. See In, and Pasture, Pastor.]
     1. To trouble; to disturb; to annoy; to harass with petty
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              We are pestered with mice and rats.   --Dr. H. More.
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              A multitude of scribblers daily pester the world.
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     2. To crowd together in an annoying way; to overcrowd; to
        infest. [Obs.] --Milton.
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              All rivers and pools . . . pestered full with
              fishes.                               --Holland.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying
             rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is
             particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it
             galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating
             delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito";
             "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety
             catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him";
             "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you
             are wrong" [syn: annoying, bothersome, galling,
             irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering,
             pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing,
             vexatious, vexing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  90 Moby Thesaurus words for "pestering":
     adverse criticism, aggravating, animadversion, annoying, aspersion,
     bad notices, bad press, blandishment, bothering, bothersome,
     buttonholing, cajolement, cajolery, cajoling, captiousness,
     carping, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, coaxing, criticism,
     demanding, disturbing, dunning, exasperating, exception,
     faultfinding, flak, galling, hairsplitting, harassing, hit,
     home thrust, hostile criticism, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism,
     importunate, importunateness, importune, importunity, imputation,
     insistent, irking, irksome, irritating, knock, nagging, niggle,
     niggling, nit, nit-picking, obloquy, overcriticalness, pesky,
     pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, pettifogging, plaguesome,
     plaguey, plaguing, plying, pressing, pressure, priggishness,
     provoking, quibble, quibbling, rap, reflection, reproachfulness,
     slam, stricture, swipe, taking exception, teasing, tiresome,
     tormenting, trichoschistism, troublesome, troubling, urgency,
     urgent, urging, vexatious, vexing, wearisome, wheedling, worrisome,

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