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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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::: sectarian - of a sect; narrow-minded; parochial; N: member of a sect; narrow-minded person
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::: imprecation - curse; swearword
::: elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
::: ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
::: flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
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