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acerbic
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Oliver Twist
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  • The dove then turned up his coat-collar, and put on his cocked hat; and, having exchanged a long and affectionate embrace with his future partner, once again braved the cold wind of the night: merely pausing, for a few minutes, in the male paupers’ ward, to abuse them a little, with the view of satisfying himself that he could fill the office of workhouse-master with needful acerbity.

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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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