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Multiple Meanings
pungent

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.
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