pungence


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pungence

(ˈpʌndʒəns)
n
another word for pungency
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A femur floats by on the lava, followed by a chasuble, as he feels himself passing down with a current of damp dirt to a position of rest, wrapped in a warm shroud of primeval pungence. Dazed from the tumble, he lifts his partially-submerged arm and observes the new landscape of limbs planted in a perverse geometry and feverishly works to free himself from the muck.
There's true pungence in this message sent by The One: What credit are they looking for?
Tennessee's justifications for the 1972 amendment come close to striking us with the force of a five-week-old, unrefrigerated dead fish, a level of pungence almost required to invalidate a statute under rational basis review.
(In this respect, he is much closer to Walter Benjamin.) And though the terse plot summaries in Cinema Stories at times recall the ironic pungence of Siegfried Kracauer's Weimar film notices (especially the 1928 exemplar of symptomatic criticism, "The Contemporary Film and Its Audience"), they spare us ideological insinuations.
Similarly, the purging of emotional associations, particularly biblical ones, gives a dry pungence to Amichai's poetry.
Bluebird (the perfect pint for City fans?) is a truly unusual beer thanks to its flowery pungence. Just a single hop, Challenger, is used, alongside roasted Maris Otter pale and crystal malt.
Fowler's no-no, "I took stock of his sartorial aspect," seems venial next to Skillings' "imbibing the pungence of poppers." Fowler's blacklisted words, including "aforesaid," "erstwhile," and "parlous," could be joined by Skillings's "perforce," "on the morrow," "bethought," "quoth," and "misprized." Some people may enjoy this sort of thing, but the affectations cheapen this novel.