VCR 8 Presentation
by Leah Mell
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2. Harsh or sharp in speech, manner, or temper
Roots: ACER <L. "sharp
ACERBO, ACERBARE, ACERBAVI, ACERBATUM <L. "to make sour"
ACERBUS <L. "bitter," "sour," "harsh"
Alternate forms: acerbity n.
Choose the sentence in which the bold-faced word is used incorrectly.
(b) "Geeze! What has her in such an acerbic mood today?" Michael exclaimed as Jana snapped at him to stay focused.
(c) In chemistry class, our goal for the lab was to measure how acerbic the substance was on the pH scale.
(d) Jake's acerbic remarks about her dress left Susanne wondering if her fashion sense was bad.