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Apoplexy - n.
- Often used hyperbolically to describe a state of extreme rage that produces exaggerated responses
Alternate Forms & Roots
Apo <G. "away from," Plessein <G. "to strike"
lit. "to strike away from oneself"
Choose the sentence in which the word in bold-faced type is used incorrectly.
b. When Steve fell into a state of apoplexy at school, the teacher moved him onto his side.
c. Toddlers can have an apoplectic tantrum over the littlest things.
d. Steve was diagnosed with mild apoplexy as an infant.