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Word of the day
by sushmitaTG TEAM - Monday, 18 November 2013, 03:11 PM
  Word of the day: Poignant
Poignant (adjective)
1.) Keenly distressing to the feelings.
2.) Affecting or moving the emotions.

1.)Old man Adam’s wise words have become very poignant indeed.
2.)Failing the test meant not qualifying for the job, a poignant feeling.
3.)He made a very poignant speech about his deceased sister.

Origin: 1350-1400; Latin pungere which means `to prick, pierce’.


1)Pungent (adjective): If something is pungent then, it has an unpleasant smell or taste.
Example: There are no other side effects apart from a slightly pungent taste.