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an aceramic south american culture.
. historical examples she denied that stenographers could ever form a union, but she could not answer his acerb, “why not?” the job sinclair lewis
to make sour or bitter. to exasperate. . historical examples the poor girl had not spirit sufficient to upbraid her friend; nor did it suit her now to acerbate an enemy. the way we live now anthony trollope lady laura had triumphed; but she had no desire to acerbate her husband by any unpalatable allusion […]
sour or astringent in taste: lemon juice is acerbic. harsh or severe, as of temper or expression: acerbic criticism. adjective harsh, bitter, or astringent; sour adj. 1865, originally, and usually, figurative: “sour, harsh, severe” (of speech, manners, etc.), from latin acerbus “harsh to the taste, sharp, bitter, sour” (see acerbity) + -ic.
sourness, with roughness or astringency of taste. harshness or severity, as of temper or expression. historical examples “thank ye kindly,” the big man replied with some acerbity, and plunged out into the darkness and rain. bob, son of battle alfred ollivant after a time mern suggested with acerbity that craig was incoherent. joan of arc […]
the cherrylike fruit of a small tree, malpighia glabra, of the west indies and adjacent areas, having a high concentration of vitamin c. the tree itself. noun a small tree or shrub, malpighia glabra, that grows in the rainforests of n south america, central america, and jamaica the small, soft, bright red fruit of this […]