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

  Acerbic \A*cerb"ic\, a.
     Sour or severe.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: sour or bitter in taste [syn: acerb, acerbic,
      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,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "acerbic":
     acerb, acerbate, acescent, acetose, acid, acidic, acidulent,
     acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, amaroidal, asperous, astringent,
     biting, bitter, bitter as gall, burning, caustic, choleric, coarse,
     corroding, corrosive, crab, crabbed, cutting, dry, embittered,
     escharotic, green, hard, harsh, incisive, irritating, keen,
     mordacious, mordant, nose-tickling, penetrating, pickled, piercing,
     piquant, poignant, pungent, rancorous, rankled, resentful,
     resenting, rough, scathing, scorching, sec, severe, sharp, sore,
     sour, sour as vinegar, soured, sourish, splenetic, stabbing,
     stewing, stinging, tart, tartish, trenchant, unripe, unsweet,
     unsweetened, vinegarish, vinegary, virulent, vitriolic,

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