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 for acrid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Acrid \Ac"rid\, a. [L. acer sharp; prob. assimilated in form to
     acid. See Eager.]
     1. Sharp and harsh, or bitter and not, to the taste; pungent;
        as, acrid salts.
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     2. Causing heat and irritation; corrosive; as, acrid
        secretions.
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     3. Caustic; bitter; bitterly irritating; as, acrid temper,
        mind, writing.
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     Acrid poison, a poison which irritates, corrodes, or burns
        the parts to which it is applied.
        [1913 Webster] Acridity

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  acrid
      adj 1: strong and sharp;"the pungent taste of radishes"; "the
             acrid smell of burning rubber" [syn: pungent, acrid]
      2: harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing
         otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her
         acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words";
         "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political
         assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a
         sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique" [syn:
         acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering,
         caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent,
         vitriolic]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "acrid":
     acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous,
     acrimonious, acute, amaroidal, antagonistic, antipathetic,
     asperous, astringent, austere, belligerent, biting, bitter,
     bitter as gall, caustic, clashing, cloying, coarse, colliding,
     conflicting, corroding, corrosive, cutting, despiteful,
     double-edged, edged, escharotic, featheredged, fierce, fine,
     full of hate, hard, harsh, hateful, hostile, incisive, irritating,
     keen, keen-edged, knifelike, malevolent, malicious, malignant,
     mordacious, mordant, nose-tickling, oversweet, penetrating,
     piercing, piquant, poignant, pungent, quarrelsome, rancorous,
     razor-edged, repugnant, rigorous, rough, saccharine, scathing,
     scorching, set, set against, severe, sharp, sore, sour, spiteful,
     stabbing, stinging, strident, stringent, tart, trenchant,
     two-edged, vehement, venomous, violent, virulent, vitriolic,
     withering
  
  

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