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Willo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-12-08 10:45 AM
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170. You're kind of missing the definition
Edited on Sat Apr-12-08 10:46 AM by WIllo
Main Entry: 1bitter
Pronunciation: \ˈbi-tər\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English biter; akin to Old High German bittar bitter, Old English bītan to bite more at bite
Date: before 12th century

1 a: being or inducing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is peculiarly acrid, astringent, or disagreeable and suggestive of an infusion of hops compare salt, sour, sweet b: distasteful or distressing to the mind : galling <a bitter sense of shame>

2: marked by intensity or severity: a: accompanied by severe pain or suffering <a bitter death> b: being relentlessly determined : vehement <a bitter partisan> c: exhibiting intense animosity <bitter enemies> d (1): harshly reproachful <bitter complaints> (2): marked by cynicism and rancor <bitter contempt> e: intensely unpleasant especially in coldness or rawness <a bitter wind>

3: expressive of severe pain, grief, or regret <bitter tears>

What I should have is security in my homeownership, in my investments for my future and retirement, in knowing I'd have something to leave my sons;

Instead my security is going elsewhere - the government is putting in their pockets or sending it overseas"

I am left to figure out how to get along with immigrants understandably, looking for work in the U.S., while jobs are being shipped overseas.

We're in a dumb, war that is costing us money that could be used to solve this very things. Instead, our kids are dying over there and we're buying their oil.

You'd better believe this makes me bitter and resentful.

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