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pun·gent

(pŭn'jent),
Sharp; said of the taste or odor of a substance.
[L. pungo, pres. p. -ens (-ent-), to pierce]

pungent

(pŭn′jĕnt)
Acrid or sharp, as applied to an odor or taste.

pungent

(of plant structures) stiffly pointed to the extent that it will prick.
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Marlowe's Ovid may be endowed with a member that can't make love, but that predicament makes for an excellent, metrically alert, and pungently witty poetry.
Nonetheless, by applying a geographic approach, the authors pungently synthesize the many layers of the digital economy.
Creator and created, pot and potter, are considered one in life's Silly Fuss, burning brightly albeit briefly and pungently.
One of the pleasures of spending time with Channon is that he fizzes with thoughts and opinions, pungently expressed but with a smile.
The cases of Simba Makoni and Nkosana Moyo's resignations because of their refusal to knuckle down to hollow populism pungently stand out.
A paradox she highlights to good ironic effect is that "Baudelaire [became] more Baudelairean as a result of his prosecution" because the censorship of some of his poems spurred him to produce a larger number of poems pungently flouting conventional propriety.
The fact that the formula was successfully Gallicised by 31-year-old writer-director Riad Sattouf -- an Egyptian national, like Qutb Aa-- makes the savor of the thing linger all the more pungently.
Even as it tells a story about how bliss was given up, the poem sounds longing for bliss," Jarvis affirms (213): a sentence that pungently summarizes what is perhaps his book's most essential claim.
Local consumers have much more sophisticated tastes than Westerners in the sense that the alternative to a classic Kit Kat might often be something pungently sweet from the local fresh cut fruit barrow or sugared sunflower kernels or spicy preserved guava slices from a neighbourhood store.
If the driver forgot to clean the stable, sometimes the drains would become blocked and the smell of warm horse piss would come pungently down from above and then I would be up against it, paddling away with a 'kerchief over my nose.
Some herbs do prefer drier conditions but will grow better and more pungently if watered regularly.
Like in the 1970s cartoon Mr Benn, a shopkeeper magically appears and we are transported briefly to another life where displays are dependent on the seasons and where each outlet smells pungently different to the next.