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ac·rid

(ak'rid),
Sharp, pungent, biting, or irritating.
[L. acer (acr-), pungent]

acrid

[ak′rid]
Etymology: L, acris, sharp
sharp or pungent, bitter and unpleasant to the smell or taste.

ac·rid

(ak'rid)
Sharp, pungent, biting, or irritating.
[L. acer (acr-), pungent]

acrid,

adj bitter, harsh, and persistently unpleasant in taste or smell.

ac·rid

(ak'rid)
Sharp, pungent, biting, or irritating.
[L. acer (acr-), pungent]
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Tekla, working with Acrid will enable rapid implementation of BIM technology across many levels of development in the UAE," concluded Sharif.
The dark color in all these beers comes from the intense roasting of the malted barley," Kraus-Weyermann continued, "but the roasting process also accentuates acrid bitter notes that stem from the barley's husks.
But in the past five years, new roasting technologies--notably a steaming process that removes many of the unpleasant, acrid tastes from robusta beans--have allowed companies to use a higher percentage of robusta in their blends.
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Berenson's modern theoretical stance gave way to an acrid, anti-modern "posture"; we are left with the image of someone struggling to maintain his youthful beliefs in the face of the new challenge to mimesis.
All him wanted was this man, this burly brute with the callous hands and acrid breath, growing heavier and warmer against Dale's neck, this Don Juan with the soft effete voice and pungent perfume.
Safe, I scowl and smoke, crying my acrid tears to salt-scaled tattered sea birds rotting on the indifferent rocks.
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While these fluxes still contain chloride salts, which present disposal problems, they address the stack emissions issue and improve foundry environments by reducing smoke and acrid fumes.
Electronics Environments for Women: The latest electronic gadgets, from iPods to HDTV's, are just as alluring to women as they are to men; but many women are turned off by the in-your-face approach of most electronics stores - the blaring noise, blinding lights and acrid smell of new electronic stuff piled chaotically on shelves is enough to convince most women to turn to the Internet.
It was the second blaze in a matter of weeks at the premises and there was concern among residents about huge palls of acrid smoke.