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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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And producer Andy Wilman reckons antics in the BBC2 show - fronted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May - exasperate Beeb bosses.
To further compound difficulties, several leading firms have opted to forego contingent commissions which further exasperate matters.
Since it merely spans a brisk and breathless six hours, however, ``State of Play'' doesn't get mired in the sort of ludicrous subplots that exasperate even ``24's'' most ardent fans.