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acerb

[uh-surb] /əˈsɜrb/
adjective
1.
Origin of acerb
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin acerbus; see acerbic
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  • She denied that stenographers could ever form a union, but she could not answer his acerb, “Why not?”

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