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pungent
used in War and Peace

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Definition
strong smelling or tasting

or much more rarely: anything sharp, painful, or penetrating — physically or emotionally
  • It was a little different, more pungent, and one felt that this was where it originated.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (80% in)
  • He walked along the meadow, dragging his feet, rustling the grass, and gazing at the dust that covered his boots; now he took big strides trying to keep to the footprints left on the meadow by the mowers, then he counted his steps, calculating how often he must walk from one strip to another to walk a mile, then he stripped the flowers from the wormwood that grew along a boundary rut, rubbed them in his palms, and smelled their pungent, sweetly bitter scent.
    Book Ten — 1812 (93% in)

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