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[n] a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
[adj] (medicine) having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; "acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the illness"; "acute patients"
[adj] of critical importance and consequence; "an acute (or critical) lack of research funds"
[adj] extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning"
[adj] having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"
[adj] ending in a sharp point
[adj] of an angle; less than 90 degrees

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chronic, obtuse