spinous, barbellate, briery, nipping, armed, thorny, burred, pungent, mordacious, briary, spiny, setaceous, splenetic, biting, setose, burry, bristly, prickly, barbed, waspish.
It was evident in the way he bristled,
in the way he seated himself.
He discussed matters of high political and social moment, explaining generously the more unusual and learned words that bristled
from his vocabulary.
with weapons, and armed men crowded every corner of space.