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Word: pungent

Definition: stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency


Sentences Containing 'pungent'

A formidable array of bottles and test-tubes, with the pungent cleanly smell of hydrochloric acid, told me that he had spent his day in the chemical work which was so dear to him.
Beaufort cheese is pale yellow, with a smooth and creamy texture and lacks holes like other Gruyère-style cheeses, Comté, Vacherin Fribourgeois or Emmental. Beaufort also has a very distinct aroma, sometime described as strong or mildly pungent and reminiscent of the pastures on which the Tarentaise and Abondance cows graze to provide the milk used for the cheese.
Following tours with The Dwarves and Pungent Stench in early 2005, Blood Duster toured across Europe and Japan to promote the release of their first DVD, "The Shape of Death to Come".
For each post-'Kim and Jessie' slice of pungent Eighties-rehabilitation pop cheese [... there are two tracks that sound just how you'd imagine Eighties Genesis [...]
He wrote a number of books about local history, collecting folklore and details of local customs, and "could turn a pungent phrase".
However whatever his origins he is known to have began publishing anonymous attacks on the bishops about the time of the opening of the Long Parliament, together with some pungent verse satires, like "Lambeth Fayre" and "Articles of High Treason against Cheapside Cross", 1642.
In evolutionary terms, animals can escape being eaten by fleeing; plants can use only passive defenses such as poisons and distasteful substances, for example capsaicin in chili peppers and pungent sulfur compounds in garlic and onions.
It can be made in 2 to 3 days through fermentation of boiled soybeans, adding "Bacillus subtilis", which is usually contained in the air or in the rice straw at about 40 °C without adding salt, compared with the much longer fermentation period required for "doenjang", another, less pungent variety of Korean soybean paste.
It is a clear liquid with a pungent odor.
Many predators find the otter, with their pungent scent glands, distasteful.
Sagebrush has a strong pungent fragrance (especially when wet) due to the presence of camphor, terpenoids and other volatile oils.
The leaves are 10 – 25 mm long and 1 – 4 mm wide with a pungent leaf apex (stiff pointy tip), hence the use of "Prickly" in the common name.
They have shared the stage with bands, such as Brujeria, Napalm Death, Dismember, Suffocation, Pungent Stench, Brutal Truth, Nasum, Ratos de Porão, Extreme Noise Terror, Varukers and Chaos UK.
When crushed, these leaves give off a pungent odor that some people consider unpleasant.
When mixed with water, sodium metabisulfite releases sulfur dioxide (SO2), a pungent, unpleasant smelling gas that can also cause breathing difficulties in some people.
While he attempts to explain and he discovers that Anne is not dead, the officers notice a pungent smell permeating the area in the carport around the car, specifically from the trunk.
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