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Word of the Day 04/07/15 Acrid

Acrid (adjective)
acrid [ak-rid]


adjective
1. sharp or biting to the taste or smell; bitterly pungent; irritating to the eyes, nose, etc.: acrid smoke from burning rubber.
2. extremely or sharply stinging or bitter; exceedingly caustic: acrid remarks.

Can be confused
acerbic, acid.

Origin: 1705-15; < Latin ācr- (stem of ācer) sharp, sour + -id, perhaps through influence of acid

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