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acrid
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Leaves of Grass
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  • It is I, you women, I make my way, I am stern, acrid, large, undissuadable, but I love you, I do not hurt you any more than is necessary for you, I pour the stuff to start sons and daughters fit for these States, I press with slow rude muscle, I brace myself effectually, I listen to no entreaties, I dare not withdraw till I deposit what has so long accumulated within me.

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  • We were chased from the room by the acrid smoke.
  • The acrid smell of tear gas still lingered.

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