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pun•gent



Pronunciation: (pun'junt), [key]
adj.
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.
4. mentally stimulating or appealing: pungent wit.
5. Biol.piercing or sharp-pointed.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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