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A word first [conned / coined] in 1918, but rarely used today, may become a more [frequently / frequency] used part of the English lexicon. That word is "hangry," [which / what] is a portmanteau of the words "hungry" and "angry". It means to be bad tempered or irritable as a result [on / of] hunger. The word is making a [comeback / welcome] because of research that suggests "hanger" is a [disposable / diagnosable] feeling. Researchers believe "hangriness" could be a genuine [medicine / medical] phenomenon. Scientists from the UK's Anglia Ruskin University [examined / examines] how hunger affects [emotions / emoticons] during our daily lives. Lead author Professor Viren Swami said the research indicated a strong link between hunger and feelings of [angry / anger] , irritability, or low pleasure.

The researchers analysed data from 64 volunteers aged [from / between] 18 and 60. The participants had to [compete / complete] surveys on a smartphone app five times a day for 21 days. The app helped people to [provision / give] researchers real-time information [in / on] their feelings when they were [hunger / hungry] . Dr Swami explained this provided a "meaningful" link between hunger and [emotional / emotions] . He said: "The results of the...study suggest that the experience of being hangry is [really / real] ." He added: "We show, for the first time in a non-laboratory [setting / set] , that feeling hungry is associated with greater [anger / angles] , irritability and lower levels of pleasure." He suggested that if people knew they were hangry, they could control their [angry / anger] better.

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