[Ads-l] "strident"?!

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 27 13:31:22 EST 2017

Harvard Health Publications:

"In 2016, surgeon general Vivek Murthy issued a _strident_ call to action
to all U.S. healthcare providers, asking them to get involved."



adjective: strident
1 loud and harsh; grating.
2 synonyms:
3 harsh, raucous, rough, grating, rasping, jarring, loud, shrill,
screeching, piercing, ear-piercing

Wow! No wonder that the Republicans tried to block his appointment.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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