Pronounced: oh koo-RAN, adj
Notes: Although I could not pronounce this correctly, I was pretty close on the definition
The word mordacious means “sharp, caustic, or biting in style and tone”
This word came into English in the mid-1600s
Background / Comments
Well, I (incorrectly) saw the ‘mord’ beginning of our word and thought that is was related to ‘morte’ (death), but that’s not so. It has a more straightforward meaning; the word comes from the Latin word mordāci, which is a stem of mordāx (given to biting).