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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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Women, for Adolfo Bioy Casares, are fascinatingly and exasperatingly Other.
An all too familiar, and exasperatingly glib, skeptical argument is that if a subject has one psi ability, he should have another; but since he is unable to demonstrate the latter, it is unreasonable to claim that he possesses the former.
Evangelicals can be particularly ugly or exasperatingly indifferent as was admitted, for example, by the "Open Letter by Evangelicals at Vancouver" in 1983.
The main disadvantage is that the matrix, while it can offer great promise on paper, can be exasperatingly hard to execute and often results in massive confusion and inefficiency.
The progress is hard to measure, because the CSD's role is not to implement sustainable development directly, so much as to spur other institutions (including both governments and non-governmental organizations), which can be exasperatingly slow to act.
It is sometimes exasperatingly allusive and it can also be extremely dense.
He asserts that the score is constantly and sometimes exasperatingly obtrusive, and is so carefully matched to the film that it would be meaningless performed alone; it definitely does not adhere to the wearisome truism that film music must be unnoticed to be effective.
In these pages the differences and texture of a complicated interdisciplinary tradition is presented to readers in exasperatingly parochial terms.
From Stuart in Queer as Folk to Henry in Cucumber, Davies has created a string of exasperatingly annoying characters.
Napoli, exasperatingly inconsistent in their two seasons under Rafael Benitez, have given Maurizio Sarri the biggest break of his coaching career as they look to pick up the pieces after missing out on a Champions League spot last term.
I remember once in the Ware River lowlands exasperatingly looking over 20 minutes for Sosa.
She has an exceptional eye for what can be exasperatingly obscure plants and is particularly expert at finding the target of our searches just as I am giving up.