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

  Acrimony \Ac"ri*mo*ny\, n.; pl. Acrimonies. [L. acrimonia, fr.
     acer, sharp: cf. F. acrimonie.]
     1. A quality of bodies which corrodes or destroys others;
        also, a harsh or biting sharpness; as, the acrimony of the
        juices of certain plants. [Archaic] --Bacon.
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     2. Sharpness or severity, as of language or temper;
        irritating bitterness of disposition or manners.
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              John the Baptist set himself with much acrimony and
              indignation to baffle this senseless arrogant
              conceit of theirs.                    --South.
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     Syn: Acrimony, Asperity, Harshness, Tartness.
     Usage: These words express different degrees of angry feeling
            or language. Asperity and harshness arise from angry
            feelings, connected with a disregard for the feelings
            of others. Harshness usually denotes needless severity
            or an undue measure of severity. Acrimony is a biting
            sharpness produced by an imbittered spirit. Tartness
            denotes slight asperity and implies some degree of
            intellectual readiness. Tartness of reply; harshness
            of accusation; acrimony of invective.
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                  In his official letters he expressed, with great
                  acrimony, his contempt for the king's character.
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                  It is no very cynical asperity not to confess
                  obligations where no benefit has been received.
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                  A just reverence of mankind prevents the growth
                  of harshness and brutality.       --Shaftesbury.
            [1913 Webster] acrisia

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a rough and bitter manner [syn: bitterness, acrimony,
           acerbity, jaundice, tartness, thorniness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "acrimony":
     acerbity, acid, acidity, acidness, acidulousness, acridity,
     animosity, animus, antipathy, asperity, astringency, bad blood,
     bile, bite, bitingness, bitter feeling, bitter resentment,
     bitterness, bitterness of spirit, causticity, causticness, choler,
     corrosiveness, edge, feud, fierceness, gall, gnashing of teeth,
     grip, hard feelings, harshness, heartburning, ill blood,
     ill feeling, ill will, incisiveness, keenness, malevolence, malice,
     malignity, mordacity, mordancy, piercingness, poignancy, point,
     rancor, rankling, rigor, roughness, severity, sharpness, slow burn,
     soreness, sourness, spite, spleen, stabbingness, sting, stridency,
     stringency, tartness, teeth, trenchancy, vehemence, vendetta,
     venom, violence, virulence, vitriol

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