April 25th, 2020

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(Late) Friday word: Mordacious



Mordacious [mawr-DEY-shuhs]
(adj.)
- Denoting or using biting sarcasm or invective.
- Expressing severe criticism of someone.
- Prone to biting.

From Classical Latin “mordax” / “mordacis” (biting) from base of “mordere” (to bite)

Used in a sentence:
“His insistence that the remarks were merely mordacious witticisms was unconvincing and did nothing to improve the abhorrence of the quagmire created by said remarks.”

(from The Grandiloquent Word of the Day FB page)