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Adjective
Penetrating in perception or insight
“They have no rights, but an acute awareness of their responsibilities to the youngest and most vulnerable generation.”
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Needing immediate attention
“In the present scenario, where acute water shortage has become a reality, it is not right to pass the burden on to the people.”
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Extreme in degree, power, or effect
“In recent years, there has been increased use of dipstick tests for rapid screening and diagnosis of acute malaria in rural endemic areas.”
Adjective
Sensitive or keen
“Only Michael's acute sense of hearing saved him, allowing him just enough time to dive out of its path.”
Adjective
Having a sharp end or point
Adjective
Moving with great speed
Adjective
Short, quick, brief
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