Harshly speaking

astringent
(adj)
ǝ-STRIN-jǝnt
Meaning

harsh; severe

1st Sample Sentence

The report of my PhD guide contained some very astringent criticisms, but was generally positive.

Root

ad (to)#stringere (to compress, contract, bind tight, draw tight) (Latin)

Mnemonics

the word to look for is "string" in astringent. what is a string used for? to bind to things together aStringent- stringent means harsh, severe. so we can probly remember like this.

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