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caustic
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The House of Mirth
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  • An occasional caustic allusion to "your friends the Wellington Brys," or to "the little Jew who has bought the Greiner house—some one told us you knew him, Miss Bart,"—showed Lily that she was in disfavour with that portion of society which, while contributing least to its amusement, has assumed the right to decide what forms that amusement shall take.

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  • Don’t get it on your skin. It’s caustic.
  • She has a caustic sense of humor.

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