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Green cabbage sweetens as it cooks, while red tends to be more pungent.
CABBAGE IS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU. HERE’S HOW TO GIVE IT THE RESPECT IT DESERVES.AARON HUTCHERSONFEBRUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Many common species of ants release pungent smells when they are in danger, squished, or otherwise dead, according to Clint Penick, an assistant professor at Kennesaw State University and ant researcher.
WHY CAN SOME PEOPLE SMELL ANTS? HERE’S THE ANSWER TO TIKTOK’S LATEST MYSTERY.RACHAEL ZISKNOVEMBER 18, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The weather was magnificent; it presented the best features of summer combined with the salutary pungency of autumn.
THE REGENTE. ARNOLD BENNETT
No homely pungency of wood-smoke breathed welcome on the bitter air.
THE BACKWOODSMENCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
Cayenne pepper is sometimes added to adulterated pepper to give it the normal pungency.
DETECTION OF THE COMMON FOOD ADULTERANTSEDWIN M. BRUCE
He can say daring things in a daring manner, and give the pungency of epigram to his political paradoxes.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 56, NUMBER 347, SEPTEMBER, 1844VARIOUS
A choking, composite odor—I detected the sick pungency of chloroform—emerged from it.
THE BOOK OF SUSANLEE WILSON DODD
There is a liveliness and pungency to this water which makes it a pleasant beverage.
SARATOGA AND HOW TO SEE ITR. F. DEARBORN
It was flopping its lance-leaves against the panes; puffs of the breeze brought in a suggestion of its pungency.
THE READJUSTMENTWILL IRWIN
The fruit is of comparatively good quality but the skin possesses some of the pungency of Candicans.
THE GRAPES OF NEW YORKU. P. HEDRICK
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WORDS RELATED TO PUNGENCY

  • bitterness
  • piquancy
  • pungency
  • sprightliness
  • tang
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