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mordant
 a.  bitingly painful; harshly ironic or sinister; serving to fix colors in dyeing
Classic Sentence:
1  He could also "embellish" his words by the simple expedient of half-closing, half-winking one eye; which trick communicated to some of his satirical utterances quite a mordant effect.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence:
1  Roald Dahl's stories are mordant alternatives to blank stories intended for kids.