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biting and caustic in thought, manner, or style : incisive

The meaning of the word mordant is biting and caustic in thought, manner, or style : incisive.

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hermitagethe habitation of a hermit
draughta rough written version of something that is not yet in its final form; to write the first rough version of something such as a letter, speech, book or law; to choose people and send them somewhere for a special task
pacifistan adherent to pacifism : someone who opposes war or violence as a means of settling disputes
mammothany of a genus (Mammuthus) of extinct Pleistocene mammals of the elephant family distinguished from recent elephants by highly ridged molars, usually large size, very long tusks that curve upward, and well-developed body hair
annotateto make or furnish critical or explanatory notes or comment
betrayto lead astray
withholdto hold back from action : check
expiateto make amends for
aversiona feeling of repugnance toward something with a desire to avoid or turn from it
confinesomething (such as borders or walls) that encloses