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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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I can understand other managers saying he is exasperating and remember I had to work with him for some time, but now he gets me in little doses and I get him in little doses and it might work out well.
But it is totally exasperating and somebody needs to get hold of him.
Channel five are searching for the UK's most exasperating wife.
Other than these kinds of exasperating matters, I do enjoy reading [University Business] on a regular basis.
After several exasperating minutes, she ended up soaking the phone and her hand and hair in warm water for about an hour until the foam loosened up.
The result is a book sometimes exasperating, often stimulating, and almost never dull.
There is a solution, and I do not mean the tedious, exasperating work of building a mass movement for social justice in the homeland.
Cornford & Cross are expert at composing critically fluent mission statements; arguably, their core activity is not making objects or negotiating opportunities but skillfully generating and controlling discourse about their projects (via written statements, catalogue essays, discussions, and so on)--winning consensus that a work genuinely "deals with" (in that exasperating phrase) its stated agendas.
What's especially exasperating is that Bush and his political schemers continue to pretend that they respect the church-state wall--all the while laboring to bring it down.
Stefan Muthesius has written one of the most exasperating books ever, and yet it taught me a lot about a subject I thought I knew well.
Of course, the news is exasperating but as it is a new system we expected it would need some minor modifications.
While this is one of the few statements upon which everyone in the field agrees, the subsequent failure of many texts to address this complexity adequately is exasperating to scholars and practitioners alike.