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vitriolic

(of a substance, esp a strong acid) highly corrosive
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Facts were incidental to the froth and fury the case generated in the left wing of the media, beginning with the role of the hated Fox media juggernaut: When the reporters' vitriolic attack on station management began, Fox didn't even own WTVT.
It has issued a release to the national press highlighting the more vitriolic comments including a description of the brand as `the most noxious, nauseating and comprehensively disgusting concoction possible'.
Thus, her vitriolic and dismissive comments on the works by Duato and Webre in the Washington program came as no surprise.
Similarly, Gakwandi's endorsement of the Bakhtinian notion of the carnivalesque in an otherwise erudite and scholarly contribution is problematized by Nwankwo's vitriolic dismissal of Richard Wright.
Former CIA employee Mark Tooley, hired by the right-wing Institute on Religion and Democracy to attack the United Methodist Church's social agenda, launched a vitriolic charge against that church in a 1996 mailing to thousands of its members.
Gager's published poems deal with public issues like the assassination attempts on Elizabeth in 1584 and 1586, for which he wrote odes of thankful deliverance and vitriolic attacks on the would-be assassins; Sidney's death in 1587; the death of the Queen in 1603; the visit to Oxford in 1613 of Prince Charles and Frederick the Elector Palatine, before his marriage to Charles's sister Elizabeth; and the like (III.
In waging his highly vitriolic campaign against the insurance department and the commissioner on this issue, Mabee was successful in delaying the reserve posting for the better part of a year," said Debber.
Having been the target of at times vitriolic abuse whenever at Goodison, the Spaniard may have feared the worse.
But here she is, large as life and twice as vitriolic.
Nevertheless this leaflet has a vitriolic tone that many will find unpalatable.
The website of the Penguin News ran a photo of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to illustrate a story about her vitriolic speech about the territory.