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pungent
used in The War of the Worlds

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Definition
strong smelling or tasting

or much more rarely: anything sharp, painful, or penetrating — physically or emotionally
  • And the touch of that vapour, the inhaling of its pungent wisps, was death to all that breathes.
    1.15 — Book 1 Chapter 15 — What Happened in Surrey (60% in)
  • It was like riding into the smoke of a fire to approach the meeting point of the lane and road; the crowd roared like a fire, and the dust was hot and pungent.
    1.16 — Book 1 Chapter 16 — The Exodus from London (51% in)

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