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Your RBR Word of the Day: acute

acute \uh-KYOOT\, adjective:
1. acting keenly on the senses; sharp
2. quick in discernment; drawing fine distinctions
3. of an angle, less than 90 degrees
4. happening quickly, briefly, and severely


In the words of the great Thomas Jefferson, "the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise."