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Word of the Day — May 15, 2013

May 16, 2013 - Scott Viau
acrid - AK-rid - sharp or bitter in taste or smell; having an intense, irritating unpleasant taste or smell

Example: "David Denby, in his NYer review of "Gatsby," comments on an ugly scene in a Manhattan hotel: 'In its acrid way, the episode is satirical, but an abyss slowly opens. Some small expectation of grace has vanished.'"

 
 

 

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