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

  Mordacious \Mor*da"cious\, a. [L. mordax, -acis, fr. mordere,
     morsum, to bite. See Morsel.]
     Biting; given to biting; hence, figuratively, sarcastic;
     severe; scathing. -- Mor*da"cious*ly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting
             aphorism"; "pungent satire" [syn: barbed, biting,
             nipping, pungent, mordacious]
      2: biting or given to biting; "they deliberately gave me a
         skittish and mordacious mount"

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