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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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of a chemical substance:  corrosive; capable of destroying or eating away such as a strong acid


of a person:  sarcastic, critical, or harsh
  • And to the students of Gravesend who thus chafed against their bonds, the only accepted tone was caustic—was biting, mordant, bitter, scathing sarcasm, the juicy vocabulary of which Owen Meany had already learned from my grandmother.
    p. 293.2

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