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mordant
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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harsh or critical
  • 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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