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pungent

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adjective
  • characterized by a strong, sharp smell or taste [Princeton Review]
    1. sharply affecting the organs of taste or smell, as if by a penetrating power; biting; acrid
    2. acutely distressing to the feelings or mind; poignant
    3. caustic, biting, or sharply expressive: pungent remarks
    [Webster]
  • causing a sharp or irritating sensation; especially: acrid [Taisha]

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