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trenchant

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having an edge thin enough to cut or pierce something
  • even the most trenchant sword could not sever the bonds of loyalty between them

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“Trenchant.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/trenchant. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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