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

  Tartness \Tart"ness\, n.
     The quality or state of being tart.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Acrimony; sourness; keenness; poignancy; severity;
          asperity; acerbity; harshness. See Acrimony.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tartness
      n 1: the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken
           into the mouth [syn: sour, sourness, tartness]
      2: a sharp sour taste [syn: acerbity, tartness]
      3: a rough and bitter manner [syn: bitterness, acrimony,
         acerbity, jaundice, tartness, thorniness]

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