Vocabulary 6

jackson Lei

Fill in the blank

People do not like eating lemons by itself since they are so ___________.
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acerbic adj.

1. sour or bitter in taste

2. Harsh or sharp in speech, manner, or temper

Synonyms

1. sour, bitter, acidic

2. harsh, scathing, biting, sarcastic,

Antonyms

1. sweet, pleasant, mild

2. kind, gentle, soothing, comforting

Roots

Acer <L. "sharp"

Acerbo, acerbare, acerbavi, acerbatu <L. "to make sour"

Acerbus <L. "bitter," "sour," "harsh"

Choose the Incorrect Sentence

1. People don't want to talk to a person who provides acerbic remarks.

2. Tom's faced scrunched up at the acerbic taste of the lime.

3. The woman soothed the child with acerbic words.

4. Jim winced at the acerbic insult directed at him.

Choose the Incorrect Sentence

1. People don't want to talk to a person who provides acerbic remarks.

2. Tom's faced scrunched up at the acerbic taste of the lime.

3. The woman soothed the child with acerbic words.

4. Jim winced at the acerbic insult directed at him.

Choose the Incorrect Sentence

1. People don't want to talk to a person who provides acerbic remarks.

2. Tom's faced scrunched up at the acerbic taste of the lime.

3. The woman soothed the child with acerbic words.

4. Jim winced at the acerbic insult directed at him.

Choose the Incorrect Sentence

1. People don't want to talk to a person who provides acerbic remarks.

2. Tom's faced scrunched up at the acerbic taste of the lime.

3. The woman soothed the child with acerbic words.

4. Jim winced at the acerbic insult directed at him.

Choose the Incorrect Sentence

1. People don't want to talk to a person who provides acerbic remarks.

2. Tom's faced scrunched up at the acerbic taste of the lime.

3. The woman soothed the child with acerbic words.

4. Jim winced at the acerbic insult directed at him.

Answer

3 is incorrect because one doesn't sooth another with harsh, acerbic words