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Word: acerbity

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


More Vocab Words

::: swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
::: assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
::: debonair - (of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition
::: subordinate - occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class
::: resuscitate - revive; bring back to life or consciousness; Ex. resuscitate the drowned child
::: munificent - very generous in giving; Ex. munificent benefactor; N. munificience
::: panegyric - formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
::: peroration - conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
::: obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
::: slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate