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acute
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The War of the Worlds
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  • The ordinary sapper is a great deal better educated than the common soldier, and they discussed the peculiar conditions of the possible fight with some acuteness.
  • The contrast between the swift and complex movements of these contrivances and the inert panting clumsiness of their masters was acute, and for days I had to tell myself repeatedly that these latter were indeed the living of the two things.

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as in: acute pain Define
sharp (a severely negative event) -- often with a rapid onset
as in: acute vision Define
sharp (highly perceptive in some area or mentally sharp) (often with a connotation that resulting awareness is painful)
as in: an acute angle Define
sharp; or an angle measuring between 0 and 90 degrees
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