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acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
referendum - direct vote by all the people
beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
remittance - remitting of money; amount of money remitted
commensurate - equal in extent; of the same size
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
laconic - brief and to the point; using few words; terse
orientation - act of finding oneself in society; orienting
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim