Vex – Make someone feel annoyed, angry or worried
There were flecks (vex) of red in the actress's eyes – she was angry and worried about how she was going to look when the camera zoomed in on her.
Examples of vex in a sentence
She hadn't intended to vex her dad, but he was annoyed when he heard how she'd spent all her pocket money on a computer game.
He would regularly vex his wife by refusing to help with household chores.
You might be having a bad day, but don't assume the entire world is out to vex you.