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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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::: fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
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::: comeback - retort; quick clever reply; return to former status
::: sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
::: exuberance - overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness; ADJ. exuberant: high-spirited and lively; growing abundantly and strongly
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::: subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
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