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  • of critical importance and consequence
    • an acute (or critical) lack of research funds
  • ending in a sharp point
  • of an angle; less than 90 degrees
  • having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • extremely sharp or intense
    • acute pain
    • felt acute annoyance
    • intense itching and burning
  • having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
    • acute appendicitis
    • the acute phase of the illness
    • acute patients
  • a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
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