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 for pungency
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pungency \Pun"gen*cy\, n.
     The quality or state of being pungent or piercing; keenness;
     sharpness; piquancy; as, the pungency of ammonia. "The
     pungency of menaces." --Hammond.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pungency
      n 1: wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with
           typical pungency"; "the bite of satire" [syn: pungency,
           bite]
      2: a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard";
         "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange
         spices"; "the raciness of the wine" [syn: pungency, bite,
         sharpness, raciness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "pungency":
     acerbity, acescency, acidity, acidulousness, acridity, acridness,
     astringence, astringency, bitter pill, bitterness, brilliance,
     causticity, cleverness, dash, dryness, facetiousness, funniness,
     gall, gall and wormwood, greenness, headiness, humorousness,
     hyperacidity, jocoseness, jocularity, joking, joshing,
     keen-wittedness, keenness, liveliness, nimble-wittedness,
     odorousness, pep, piquancy, pleasantry, poignancy,
     quick-wittedness, raciness, saltiness, sharpness, smartness,
     smelliness, sour, sourishness, sourness, sparkle, spirit,
     subacidity, tartishness, tartness, unripeness, unsweetness,
     verjuice, verve, vinegariness, vinegarishness, vivacity, vividness,
     wittiness
  
  

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