Touch, taste and smell

pungent
(adj)
PUN-jǝnt
Meaning

1. (of a taste or smell) stinging; sharp

1st Sample Sentence

1. The burning clothes filled the air with a pungent smoke.

2nd Meaning

2. caustic

2nd Sample Sentence

2. The editor filled the margin of my manuscript with pungent comments.

Root

pungere (to prick, stab) (Latin)

Mnemonics

pun-punch+agent, punch a agent he is strong and sharp pun + (negli)gent: As you know punning means playing with words. So if we pun negligently on others it may hurt/wound them.

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