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Synonyms for acerbate

cause to be bitter or resentful

make sour or bitter

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Unfortunately, "purest profundity" is not a particularly egregious example of the author's ready recourse to arid alliteration, nor is "allergic/allegory/attacks" an isolated instance of acerbating assonance (please pardon the parody).
Water demands and changing water flow patterns from the short (29-54 km) watersheds arising from urbanization are now acerbating drought-related stresses experienced by even drought-tolerant local species.