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acetic
1. Having the nature of vinegar.
2. Pertaining to, derived from, or producing vinegar or acetic acid.
This entry is located in the following units: aceto-, acet-; relating to acetic acid derivatives (page 1) -etic, -etics (page 1) -ic (page 2)
acetic (uh SEE tik)
1. Sour, tart, tangy, acerbic: "These pickles are too ascetic; that is, too sour!"
2. A reference to vinegar or other acid characteristics: "The acetic flavor of vinegar is used in salad dressings to give them a little punch."
This entry is located in the following units: aceto-, acet-; relating to acetic acid derivatives (page 1) -etic, -etics (page 1) -ic (page 2)
acetic; ascetic; aesthetic, esthetic
acetic (uh SEE tik) (adjective)
1. Sour, acerbic: These pickles are too acetic; that is, too sour!
2. A reference to vinegar or other acid characteristics: The acetic flavor of vinegar is used in salad dressings to give them a little punch.
ascetic (uh SET ik) (adjective)
A life of rigorous self-discipline and self-denial; an abstainer: Some people believe that most of the early saints chose to live an ascetic lifestyle.
aesthetic, esthetic (es THET ik) (adjective)
Characterized by a heightened sensitivity to beauty: There are practical as well as aesthetic reasons for planting trees.
Showing good taste or being artistic.
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Sometimes a very ascetic person can develop an acetic personality which spoils the natural aesthetic potential of the individual.

(Latin: vinegar; sour, to be sour)