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acerbic
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • There was enough acerbity and sarcasm not only in the matter of Ralph’s speech, but in the tone of voice in which he uttered it, and the looks with which he eked it out, to have fired even the ancient usurer’s cold blood and flushed even his withered cheek.

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  • I appreciate her fine mind, but find her humor a bit acerbic.
  • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose

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