point, pierce, prick


  • pungent

    Something pungent, such as a spice, aroma, or speech, is sharp and penetrating.

  • poignant

    A poignant experience affects your feelings greatly in a painful or deeply emotional way, often causing sadness or pity.

  • expunge

    If you expunge something, you completely remove it or do away with it.

  • pungency

    wit having a sharp and caustic quality

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