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ACER
(L) sharp
ACERBO
(L) to make sour
ACERBUS
(L) bitter, sour, harsh
acerbic
adj. 1. sour or bitter in taste

2. harsh or sharp in speech, manner, or temper
acrid
adj. bitterly pungent or harsh in taste or smell; sharply stinging
exacerbate
v. to increase the severity of something; to intensify irratation or violence
acrimony
n. bitter, sharp animosity, especially in behavior or speech
ACUO
(L) to sharpen
ACUS
(L) needle
acumen
n. keenness of insight and discernment; sagacity
acute
adj. 1. very discerning; quickly alert to impressions

2. severe; intense
EMO
(L) to buy
peremptory
adj. 1. urgently commanding; officious or arrogantly dictatorial

2. not allowing contradiction or further agreement
preempt
v. to take precedence over someone or something already arranged in a place; to seize priority
redemption
n. 1. deliverance from sin; atonemet for guilt

2. retrieval; reclamation; reformation
KRATOS
(G) stregnth, power
technocracy
n. government or social systems that put technological theories into practice
plutocrat
n. a member of a governing wealthy class or a person whose wealth grants political influeence
PECUNIA
(L) money, wealth
pecuniary
adj. relating to money or necessary payment of it
impecunious
adj. lacking money; penniless
PORTO
(L) to carry
comportment
n. behavior; demeanor; mode of bearing or movement
purport
v. to claim; to profess (without giving proof); to appear to be