- PUNGENT (adj) - Affecting the organs of taste or smell with a sharp acrid sensation. Alternately, pointed or sharp.
- THWART (v) - to prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of.
- CURMUDGEON (n) - an ill-tempered person full of resentment and stubborn notions.
The curmudgeon wanted to buy a pungent cheese for lunch, but the grocery store's low inventory thwarted him.
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