Round 12 is starting up at ABC Wednesday and I've decided to join in the fun! A week ago on Two Shoes Tuesday we had "earworm" for a prompt, and we all enjoyed learning a new word, so I've decided to present a vocabulary word each week for ABC Wednesday, words that I like but don't often hear or use in everyday conversation. Starting off with the letter A, today's word is...
Adjective (typically of speech or a debate) Angry and bitter.
Synonyms: acrid - sharp - biting - pungent - caustic - bitter
The breakup of Leslie and Jarrod wasn't pretty. They'd been dating since Jr. High but had headed different directions for college, him to Texas on a football scholarship and her to a school of theatrical arts on the East Coast. All was fine until she called him late one night, lonely and downhearted after a poor performance on stage, and some giggly girl answered, slurring her words and sounding much like a bimbo he'd picked up at a bar. Slamming down her cellphone, she picked up her tablet and soon line after line of acrimonious words were flying across her Facebook page for all her friends and his to see. If only she'd given him a chance to explain that he'd rescued his visiting sister from a kegger and was keeping an eye on her until she sobered up.