"Oh, go 'long with you, Tom, before you aggravate
Before passing the threshold, I paused to admire a quantity of grotesque carving lavished over the front, and especially about the principal door; above which, among a wilderness of crumbling griffins and shameless little boys, I detected the date '1500,' and the name 'Hareton Earnshaw.' I would have made a few comments, and requested a short history of the place from the surly owner; but his attitude at the door appeared to demand my speedy entrance, or complete departure, and I had no desire to aggravate
his impatience previous to inspecting the penetralium.
"Well," she said, "all this junk mail aggravates me.
You can aggravate a cough by smoking tobacco, or aggravate an argument by turning it into a fistfight."
It was no time to aggravate her feelings, so I said no more but went down to the word shop to look up the etymology of aggravate.