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Word: acerbity

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


More Vocab Words

::: carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
::: catcall - shout of disapproval or displeasure (made at the theater or a sports match); boo; V.
::: engaged - employed; busy; betrothed; involved in conflict
::: pellucid - transparent; limpid(crystal clear); clear in meaning; easy to understand
::: Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
::: efface - rub out; remove the surface of
::: reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
::: deterrent - something that discourages or deters
::: vainglorious - boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
::: taunt - deride or provoke; challenge in derision; N.