Unlike California, it was physical, ugly and acrid back then.
With 2014 as a congressional election year, the acrid scrums of 2013 will give way to the combat of the campaign.
They were hitting on all cylinders as they mined the acrid ore of Mamet's singular cynicism.
Amidst much screeching of breaks and the acrid smell of burning rubber, Cameron executed a high speed u-turn.
Its sharp white teeth gleamed in the gaping red mouth, and I could feel its hot breath fierce and acrid upon me.
A few should be avoided because of their acrid taste or their strong odor.
Clay is usually cool and very absorbent of the acrid oils occurring in the distillation of tobacco.
The Tavern “office” was crowded and hazy with acrid blue smoke.
He snorted and jerked his head as the acrid fumes began to tickle his nostrils and smart his eyes.
All this came out of her like an unctuous trickle of some acrid oil.
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.