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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The Russian Foreign Ministry warned against the repercussion of Israel's shooting down of a Syrian warplane on Tuesday, voicing concern over this act as it exasperates the tense situation in the region.
She and her counselor, Al, form a close, if dysfunctional, relationship that at times exasperates them both.
Kaufman adds that using a shortcut like the computer-based test only exasperates the problem of attracting qualified teachers and "a most highly qualified teacher should combine formal training and certification with class experience and this [Passport to Teaching] is a step backwards....