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pungent
used in Not Without My Daughter

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Definition
strong smelling or tasting

or much more rarely: anything sharp, painful, or penetrating — physically or emotionally
  • This would simmer all afternoon and evening, the pungent odor of the fat from the dohmbeh permeating the house.
  • As the days passed, I somehow grew accustomed to the pungent atmosphere of the apartment and the bustle of activity in the neighborhood.
  • I was sorry that we had chosen this seat now, for the driver was a particularly pungent Iranian.

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