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pungent
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
strong smelling or tasting

or much more rarely: anything sharp, painful, or penetrating — physically or emotionally
  • Among these jests Martin had never beheld one so pungent as this whereby the pretentiousness and fussy unimaginativeness which he had detested in Tubbs should have made him a good manager, while the genius of Gottlieb should have made him a feeble tyrant; the jest that the one thing worse than a too managed and standardized institution should be one that was not managed and standardized at all.
    Chapter 30 (65% in)

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