intolerable / intolerant

intolerable / intolerant
   Intolerable refers to something unbearable: The heat during the summer of 2005 was intolerable.
   Intolerant refers to a person who is unable to accept differences in opinion, habit, or belief: Maybelle is intolerant of anyone who chews with their mouth open.

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