Word of the Day: vitriol

vit·ri·ol noun \ˈvi-trē-əl\: harsh and angry words

1 a:  a sulfate of any of various metals (as copper, iron, or zinc); especially:  a glassy hydrate of such a sulfate b:  oil of vitriol 2:  something felt to resemble vitriol especially in caustic quality; especially:  virulence of feeling or of speech

vit·ri·ol·ic\ˌvi-trē-ˈä-lik\adjective

Synonyms: acidity, acidness, acridity, acridness, asperity, bile, bitterness, cattiness, corrosiveness, mordancy, tartness, virulence, virulency, acrimony

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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