Bitter, acrid smoke billowed out of the warehouse as the fire gained strength. The firefighters used their masks to keep the acrid, burning fumes out of their lungs, but breathing was still difficult near the entrance engulfed by black smoke. The few employees still remaining in the building coughed and choked on the biting, acrid smoke as they ran toward the exits. Many of the rescued employees used harsh, bitter, and acrid language to describe their anger at the building’s lack of safety.
Quiz: What is an acrid substance?
- One that burns you.
- One that is bitter and sharp, either in taste or smell.
- Something that is poisonous or harmful.