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Penetrating in perception or insight
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“They have no rights, but an acute awareness of their responsibilities to the youngest and most vulnerable generation.”
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In urgent need of 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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Significant or extreme in degree or intensity
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“In recent years, there has been increased use of dipstick tests for rapid screening and diagnosis of acute malaria in rural endemic areas.”
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Sensitive or keen
“Only Michael's acute sense of hearing saved him, allowing him just enough time to dive out of its path.”
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Having a sharp end or point
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Moving with great speed
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Extremely unpleasant or disagreeable in nature
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Vigorously keen or severe in expression or style
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Necessary or very important
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Being alert or on top of things by paying close attention
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(of a sound or note) Having a frequency at the upper end of the auditory range
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Persistent or pressing, often annoyingly so
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Of a serious or important nature or consequence
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Very serious or severe
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Making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise
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Occurring or done quickly and unexpectedly or without warning
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Concise and meaningful
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Endangering the continued life of the subject
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Sensitive
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Exact, retentive in detail
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Having or showing a tendency to be easily annoyed or angered
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Having a persuasive effect
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