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pungent
A pungent smell or taste is very strong, sometimes unpleasantly strong:

Pungent speech or writing is very strongly felt:
scent
a pleasant natural smell:

a smell produced by an animal that acts as a signal to other animals:

a pleasant-smelling liquid that people put on their skin:
scrap
to not continue with a system or plan:

to get rid of something that is no longer useful or wanted, often using its parts in new ways:

to have a fight or an argument
sound
something that you can hear or that can be heard:

the activity of recording and broadcasting sound such as from a performance of music or for a film:

the volume or quality of the sound of a television or film:

the particular quality of the music that a musician or a group of musicians produce:
scale
a set of numbers, amounts, etc., used to measure or compare the level of something:

the relation between the real size of something and its size on a map, model, or diagram:

the size or level of something, especially when this is large:
soak
to make something very wet, or (of liquid) to be absorbed in large amounts:

to leave something in liquid, especially in order to clean it, make it softer, or change its flavour:
shun
to avoid something:

to ignore someone and not speak to that person because you cannot accept their behaviour, beliefs, etc.:
sluggish
moving or operating more slowly than usual and with less energy or power:
somber
serious and sad in appearance or feeling:

Somber colors or clothes are dark and plain:
shy
shyer, shyest nervous and uncomfortable with other people:

less than:
legislation
a law or set of laws suggested by a government and made official by a parliament:
serene
peaceful and calm; worried by nothing:
significant
important or noticeable:

having a special meaning:
slender
thin and delicate, often in a way that is attractive:

small in amount or degree:
shrill
having a loud and high sound that is unpleasant or painful to listen to:

used to describe a way of arguing or criticizing that seems too forceful:
seasoned
having a lot of experience of doing something and therefore knowing how to do it well:
sluggish
moving or operating more slowly than usual and with less energy or power:
shaker
a container with a tightly fitting lid in which liquids can be mixed together by moving the container quickly from side to side:

a container with holes in its lid from which a powder can be put onto a surface, by holding the container upside down and shaking it:
pleasure
enjoyment, happiness, or satisfaction, or something that gives this:
scrap
to not continue with a system or plan:

to get rid of something that is no longer useful or wanted, often using its parts in new ways:
shun
to avoid something:

to ignore someone and not speak to that person because you cannot accept their behaviour, beliefs, etc.:
sketch
to make a sketch of something:
scattered
covering a wide area:
sorted
used to describe a situation in which everything is correctly organized or repaired, or when someone has everything that is needed:
scrapped
to not continue with a system or plan:

to get rid of something that is no longer useful or wanted, often using its parts in new ways:
cargo
the goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other large vehicle:
sever
to break or separate, especially by cutting:

to end a connection with someone or something:
shatter
to (cause something to) break suddenly into very small pieces:

to end or severely damage something:
salvage
to save goods from damage or destruction, especially from a ship that has sunk or been damaged or a building that has been damaged by fire or a flood:

to try to make a bad situation better:
sensational
very good, exciting, or unusual:

Sensational news reports and articles are intended to be shocking and exciting rather than serious:
sluggish
moving or operating more slowly than usual and with less energy or power:
shrewd
having or based on a clear understanding and good judgment of a situation, resulting in an advantage:
blue-chip
A blue-chip company or investment is one that can be trusted and is not likely to fail.
investment
the act of putting money, effort, time, etc. into something to make a profit or get an advantage, or the money, effort, time, etc. used to do this:
sound
something that you can hear or that can be heard:

the activity of recording and broadcasting sound such as from a performance of music or for a film:
shy
shyer, shyest nervous and uncomfortable with other people:
scare
to (make a person or animal) feel frightened:
spinal
of the spine:
paralysis
a condition in which you are unable to move all or part of your body because of illness or injury:

a situation in which you are unable to take action:
soak
to make something very wet, or (of liquid) to be absorbed in large amounts:

to leave something in liquid, especially in order to clean it, make it softer, or change its flavour:
sever
to break or separate, especially by cutting:

to end a connection with someone or something:
salvage
to save goods from damage or destruction, especially from a ship that has sunk or been damaged or a building that has been damaged by fire or a flood:

to try to make a bad situation better:
sheer
used to emphasize how very great, important, or powerful a quality or feeling is; nothing except:
shrewd
having or based on a clear understanding and good judgment of a situation, resulting in an advantage:
slender
thin and delicate, often in a way that is attractive:

small in amount or degree: