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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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Newman had an exasperating feeling that she would get the better of him still; he would not have believed it possible that he could so utterly fail to be touched by the sight of a woman (criminal or other) in so tight a place.
Affairs got more and more exasperating and strained under these pressures.
Brooke, persisting as quietly as if he were only discussing the nature of last year's weather, and nodding at the end with his usual amenity, was an exasperating form of obstinacy.
She imagined herself, in an exasperating future, as a scrawny woman with an eternal grievance.
The market can be exasperating because these influences tend to pull in opposite directions.
Sometimes - and he won't mind me saying this - he can be a bit exasperating when he has beaten a man and given himself a chance of a shot, then he has tried something else instead and all of a sudden the whole moment has been lost.
It must be frustrating as hell, exasperating, annoying, to all his supporters, his friends, his captain," Boycott added.
The tactically limited truthfulness and sheer subterfuge that we meet in every aspect of the Gravel story is exasperating," wrote one poster.
Yes, at three hours, it's exasperating at times, but ``Inland Empire'' is a movie worth losing yourself inside.
I saw something really exasperating on a TV chatshow this weekend.
The twentieth century was heady, exciting, challenging and often exasperating.
The book is sometimes exasperating, as Harink makes overly sharp contrasts between traditional and newer views.