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puhn juhnt

  • s  strong and sharp
    the pungent taste of radishes
  • s  capable of wounding
    pungent satire

  • He likes to call them his "pithies and pungents," the zinging denunciations of Administration critics that have made him headlines off and on since he assailed "an effete.
  • He insists it is a highly pungent comment on the folly of human achievement.
  • Given that Madonna has never actually set foot in Africa (husband Guy Ritchie went earlier this year), the whole enterprise has the pungent aroma of a coordinated act of publicity.

  • Roy Romanow in Vancouver Sun
    Former NDP premier Roy Romanow describes Calvert's hallmarks as his grace, quiet dignity and "gentle humour that can be quite pungent. Above all, he is a man of the cloth. From there, he attempted to conduct himself accordingly," Romanow said....
  • Ravi Chopra in NewKerala.com
    The Govinda film cannot be song-less. It's an out-and-out comedy, but with a pungent justice-delayed-justice-denied message under the fun veneer,Ravi told IANS.
  • Mike Huckabee in San Diego Union Tribune
    The political gamesmanship of the Oklahoma attorney general is getting more pungent than any perceived pollution he thinks is coming from Arkansas,Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee complained. "Rather than operating in good faith to solve...

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