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acrid
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
harsh or caustic — physically as when smoke from burning rubber might irritate the throat; or metaphorically as when someone says something that is especially sarcastic
  • While the latter expression was yet on his lips, he caught a glimpse of Hepzibah, who had involuntarily bent forward to the window; and then the smile changed from acrid and disagreeable to the sunniest complacency and benevolence.
    Chapter 4 — A Day Behind the Counter (11% in)
  • But, rather than swallow this last too acrid ingredient, we reject the whole moral of the show.
    Chapter 11 — The Arched Window (35% in)

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