mordacious

[ mawr-dey-shuh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF mordacious
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Unable longer to endure the lash of his mordacious wit, Shaynon turned and left them alone on the balcony.

Grand-duke and taxes were synonymes, according to this mordacious lexicographer!

WORD ORIGIN

"given to biting," 1640s (originally figurative), from Latin mordac-, stem of mordax, from mordere "to bite," perhaps from PIE root mer- (2) "to rub, harm" (see smart (v.)). Related: Mordacity.

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