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A is for Acrimonious


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...

ac·ri·mo·ni·ous  

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. 

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14 comments:

  1. If only she would have just asked!! But she had to use all kinds of acrimonious terms. Great A word and welcome to ABC Wed.
    Ann

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    1. This is a fine example of what happens when we jump to conclusions, Ann! Facebook is never a good place to vent on relationship issues, once it's out there, there is no taking it back. I'm sure Leslie regreted her emotional outburst!

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  2. A hidden message here, too. Best to wait and await some sort of answer!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. That's right Leslie, although this story is about the use of angry, bitter words, it is also about exercising caution when reacting to a situation. It is best to make sure we have the facts!

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  3. Beautiful and interesting story! Welcome to ABC!

    Catching up with ABC entries.

    Aunt
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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    1. Thank you! I thought it might be fun to write a short story to go with each vocabulary word I present for this round. My husbnd was coming up with word suggestions for future letters last night and had me laughing... men sometimes run on a different mind track! :-)

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  4. Love it! Thanks, Josie, for bringing this ABC Wednesday site to our attention. It looks like another great tool for writing prompt buffs like myself.

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    1. Thanks Alex! I was delighted to discover that I could join in at the beginning of a new cycle. It's an easy writing prompt to work with, and has lots of participation, which is great for meeting new bloggers!

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  5. Typical, unfortunately, of human interaction.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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    1. True Roger, we tend to speak before we think!

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  6. Thanks for visiting my blog. I like your word, because it seems a little specific than say -- anger. It's a different shade from anger. It's tighter, perhaps meaner and more mental than physical. Does all that make sense? It does to me any way. Love your cats. Welcome to ABC Wednesday.

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    1. That's how I felt about it too Chris, I think it's more about the feelings of bitterness or resentment than about just being angry or upset. Glad you like my furkids, they are our constant source of entertainment and affection!

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    2. Loved that cartoon will definitely borrow it! Welcome aboard ABC Wednesday - a great place to be. looking forward to reading your future posts.

      Denise ABC Founder and Team member

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    3. ABC is an awesome bloghop, thank you for creating and maintaining it, the huge following attests to your efforts! I loved the cartoon too, a whole new way of shouting at someone. Rule of thumb... when upset, step away from the keyboard - before you post something you'll later regret!!

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