VCR Lesson 8 Presentation

Annabelle McSwain

Fill in the blank with the appropriate word:

After the people argued for a long time, the meeting ended in __________ on both sides.
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Lesson 8 Word #4

Acrimony (n.)

  1. Bitter, sharp animosity, especially in behavior or speech.

Other commons forms: acrimonious (adj.)

Root of Acrimony

L. acer "sharp"

L. acerbo, acerbare, acerbavi, acerbatum "to make sour"

L. acerbus "bitter", "sour", or "harsh"


  • Bitterness
  • Resentment
  • Malice
  • Anger
  • Animosity


  • Benevolence
  • Love
  • Kindness
  • Liking
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Choose the correct letter of the sentence where the word "acrimony" is used incorrectly.

A) The acrimonious situation caused the judge to call a break.

B) The acrimony between the two people forced the officer to separate them.

C) The parents enjoyed an acrimonious time with their well-behaved children at the park.

D) The acrimony of the football game was obvious to any person watching the rivalry game.

The correct answer is C because if the children were well-behaved then they would have an acrimonious time.