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The dictified word of the day is : acrid

Acrid \Ac"rid\, a. [L. acer sharp; prob. assimilated in form to acid. See {Eager}.] 1. Sharp and harsh, or bitter and not, to the taste; pungent; as, acrid salts. 2. Causing heat and irritation; corrosive; as, acrid secretions. 3. Caustic; bitter; bitterly irritating; as, acrid temper, mind, writing. {Acrid poison}, a poison which irritates, corrodes, or burns the parts to which it is applied. web1913
acrid adj 1: strong and sharp; "the acrid smell of burning rubber" 2: harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation" [syn: {acerb}, {acerbic}, {acid}, {bitter}, {blistering}, {caustic}, {sulfurous}, {sulphurous}, {venomous}, {virulent}, {vitriolic}] wn

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