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Word: acerbity

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


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::: rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
::: transmute - transform; change; convert to something different
::: compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
::: coalition - partnership; league; union of separate political parties
::: miserly - stingy; mean
::: temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
::: exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
::: despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
::: phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
::: minatory - menacing; threatening