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Word: vitriolic

Definition: causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass


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::: preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
::: dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
::: factious - inclined to form factions; causing dissension
::: chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
::: cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
::: inured - accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
::: sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
::: eclectic - selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism
::: avocation - secondary or minor occupation
::: entourage - group of attendants; retinue; CF. surround