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Word: acrid

Definition: bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent


Sentences Containing 'acrid'

A painful giddiness overwhelmed Villefort; great drops of acrid sweat fell from his face upon the papers which he held in his convulsed hand.

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