exasperate


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exasperate

Botany having a rough prickly surface because of the presence of hard projecting points

exasperate

[ig′zas·pə·rət]
(biology)
Having a surface roughened by stiff elevations or bristles.
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But this last and dreaded resource served only to exasperate the multitude.
And they did exasperate him enough at one time to make him burn a good deal of his work.
Moral for the jury: Was this the sort of woman who would exasperate a man into poisoning her?
I am firm, and your words will only exasperate my rage.
In her heart Elizabeth knew perfectly well that this was because Nutty, when in the presence of the bees, lost his head completely and behaved like an exaggerated version of Lady Wetherby's Dream of Psyche, whereas Bill maintained an easy calm; but at the moment she put the phenomenon down to that inexplicable cussedness which does so much to exasperate the human race, and it fed her annoyance with her unbidden guest.
If he does not solve this problem in Moscow and when it kicks off again in March, I do feel it will exasperate Aiden, knowing him as I do.