Pronounced: puh-ris-tuh-RON-ick, adj

Notes: I had no idea of this word’s meaning

Yesterday’s word

The word acerbate means “irritate, exasperate”


This word came from Latin acerbus (harsh or bitter). This word, which sounds similar to ‘exaserbate’ (to make worse), is sometimes used in place of it, but this meaning hasn’t made it into the dictionaries yet. Such usage may be an error, but it’s a good error; both words come from the same Latin root.

First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1700s

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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