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acerbic

view main entry for acerbic adjective  /əˈsɜrbɪk/
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acerbically

  /əˈsɜrbɪkli/ adverb
British English pronunciation: acerbically
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acerbity

  /əˈsɜrbəti/ noun [uncountable]
British English pronunciation: acerbity
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