Amidst much screeching of breaks and the acrid smell of burning rubber, Cameron executed a high speed u-turn.
They were hitting on all cylinders as they mined the acrid ore of Mamet's singular cynicism.
With 2014 as a congressional election year, the acrid scrums of 2013 will give way to the combat of the campaign.
Unlike California, it was physical, ugly and acrid back then.
Its sharp white teeth gleamed in the gaping red mouth, and I could feel its hot breath fierce and acrid upon me.
It was similar in flavour to the cultivated plant, but very sharp and acrid.
Clay is usually cool and very absorbent of the acrid oils occurring in the distillation of tobacco.
There was a strange, acrid odour of an unfamiliar drug in the air.
He snorted and jerked his head as the acrid fumes began to tickle his nostrils and smart his eyes.
A few should be avoided because of their acrid taste or their strong odor.
1712, formed irregularly from Latin acer (fem. acris) "sharp, pungent, bitter, eager, fierce," from PIE *akri- "sharp," from root *ak- "be sharp, rise (out) to a point, pierce" (cf. Oscan akrid (ablative singular) "sharply;" Greek akis "sharp point," akros "at the farthest point, highest, outermost," akantha "thorn," akme "summit, edge;" also oxys "sharp, bitter;" Sanskrit acri- "corner, edge," acani- "point of an arrow," asrih "edge;" Lithuanian ašmuo "sharpness," akstis "sharp stick;" Old Lithuanian aštras, Lithuanian aštrus "sharp;" Old Church Slavonic ostru, Russian óstryj "sharp;" Old Irish er "high;" Welsh ochr "edge, corner, border;" Old Norse eggja "goad;" Old English ecg "sword"). The -id suffix probably is in imitation of acid. Acrious (1670s) is a correct formation, but seldom seen.
acrid ac·rid (āk'rĭd)
Unpleasantly sharp, pungent, or bitter to the taste or smell.