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acridness (s) (noun) (no pl)
1. A pungent or biting smell or taste: The vinegar had an acridness that was so strong that it wasn't used for the salad dressing after all.
2. Bitterness or sharpness in tone or language: Following the car accident, the acridness in Sally's voice could not be overheard or ignored.
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