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acerb

[uh-surb] /əˈsɜrb/
adjective
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Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin acerbus; see acerbic
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  • His genially acerb colleagues lampoon him mercilessly, but he finds in their own folklore grounds for a measure of hilarity.

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