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acute

adjective     /əˈkjuːt/
EXTREME
An acute problem or negative feeling is extreme: There's an acute shortage of medical staff. acute pain acute anxietySerious and severeSevereVery and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressionsSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
ANGLE
An acute angle is less than 90 degrees.Describing angles, lines and orientations
QUICK TO NOTICE
quick to notice or understand things: an acute mind Dogs rely on their acute sense of smell.PerceptiveUsing the eyesIntelligence
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