To see Multiple Meanings of
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
Multiple Meanings

Today there’s something else, though: the smell of smoke and something earthier, more pungent.
Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
sharp and penetrating — especially of taste and smell

Although generally used for taste or smell, pungent can also reference a sharp, biting comment. In biology, it can reference an organism with a sharp point — especially one that might be capable of injuring someone.
Home . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading