Jul

20

A Red acid mordant From xxx at 13:45:17: you are rather mordant today

From Vic at 13:46:02: i didn't know it spelled with "a".

From xxx at 13:49:37: M O R D A N T

American Heritage® Dictionary adj. Bitingly sarcastic: mordant satire. Incisive and trenchant: an inquisitor's mordant questioning. Bitingly painful. Serving to fix colors in dyeing. n. A reagent, such as tannic acid, that fixes dyes to cells.

Peter Grieve comments: 

I'm mordant today? Actually I have been feeling quite dormant. Or maybe I'm mordant thinking about the looting of Britain's dormant accounts.

Rocky Humbert explains:

Mordent is a musical term, mordant is a chemical term.


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