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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: draoncler, raoncler, from draoncle, raoncle 'sore place', from Latin dracunculus, from draco 'dragon'

rankle

verb
     
ran‧kle [intransitive and transitive]
if something rankles, you still remember it angrily because it upset you or annoyed you a lot:
His comments still rankled.

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