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Word: acerbity

Definition: bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)


More Vocab Words

::: thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
::: precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
::: enervate - weaken; take away energy from
::: petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
::: deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
::: outstrip - outrun; surpass; outdo
::: prolixity - tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
::: soporific - sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy
::: exempt - not subject to a duty or obligation; free from a duty; V.
::: haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven