Bile

It rouses my bile. It makes me angry or indignant. In Latin, biliosus (a bilious man) meant a choleric one. According to the ancient theory, bile is one of the humours of the body, and when excited abnormally it produces choler or rage.

“It raised my bile to see him so reflect their grief aside.”—Hood: Plea of Midsummer Fairies, stanza 54.

Black bile is melancholy.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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