acrid

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ac·rid

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

ac·rid

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

ac·rid

(ak'rid)
Sharp, pungent, biting, or irritating.
[L. acer (acr-), pungent]
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minister from 1794 until the Washington administration recalled him for Francophile sympathies in 1796, Swanwick gave a volunteer toast (one made after all the prearranged toasts) to "The rights of women." "The little man [Swanwick] does well to turn out as a volunteer, for certain I am, no lady will ever give a bounty for his service," Cobbett acridly observed.
6 "Inside Llewyn Davis." Joel and Ethan Coen's acridly affectionate tour of the 1960s New York folk scene begins with a smoky nightclub rendition of "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me," and there's something about the way the camera holds on that number, wringing every last strain of melancholy from Oscar Isaac's soulful performance, that brings a glimmer of redemption--even true belief --to what might otherwise have devolved into one of the Coens' cruel picaresques.