throe [throh] noun 1. a violent spasm or pang; paroxysm 2. a sharp attack of emotion 3. throes a. any violent convulsion or struggle: the throes of battle b. the agony of death c. the pains of childbirth Origin: 1150-1200, Middle English Use in a sentence: I am in the throes of house-shopping.
snark·y [snahr-kee] adjective 1. testy or irritable 2. short Origin: 1910-15, Dutch, Low German Descriptive of me when in the throes of purchasing a house.
Peregrination per·e·gri·na·tion [per-i-gruh–ney-shuh n] Noun 1. travel from one place to another, especially on foot. 2. a course of travel; journey Origin – 1425–75; late Middle English Use in a sentence: Did you see him in all your peregrinations? Current most famous example for me: Peregrin Took