That ability to straddle two sides of an acrimonious divide has served Leavell well—not only in politics, but also in music.
And as our political life grows more divided and acrimonious, so will our legal system.
"How acrimonious that gets is really up to them," Issa's spokesman says of the Democrats.
1610s, "acrid," from French acrimonieux, from Medieval Latin acrimoniosus, from Latin acrimonia (see acrimony). Of dispositions, debates, etc., from 1775. Related: Acrimoniously; acrimoniousness.