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Adjective
Having or showing shrewdness or keen intelligence
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“This is a piercing analysis of political currents and an epic tragedy filled with fascinating characters and antagonisms and beliefs that divided the nation.”
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Very loud or having a high volume
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(of a sound) Extremely high or loud
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“She covered her ears with the piercing sound of shattering glass.”
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Intensely cold or chilly
“It took me just one step out to be confronted with piercing wind and the black hostile waves of the North Sea a mere hundred yards away.”
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(of a feeling) Intense, typically in a distressing way
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“I felt a piercing pain in my abdomen.”
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Having or showing shrewdness or keen intelligence
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Feeling, or causing, (typically slight or stinging) pain
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Harshly sarcastic or satirical in nature
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Sharp, stabbing or piercing
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Brazen or flashy
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Beady or attentive
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Funny and clever
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Severe
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Resistant to control or authority
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Noun
The action or process of penetrating something
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A wound made by stabbing
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To be making a hole
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“Once the skins are removed, pierce a cross shape in the root ends with the tip of a sharp knife - this will keep the shallots whole as they cook.”
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Present participle for to penetrate or force a way through
“As copious steam clouds and sharp hoots pierce the morning calm, an air of excitement and expectation is palpable among those who have got into the coaches.”
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Present participle for to hurt or distress emotionally
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“Her words pierced Lydia's heart like an arrow.”
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Present participle for cause extreme pain, anguish, or distress to
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Present participle for to examine something with great care
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Present participle for to fix (an object) firmly and deeply in a surrounding mass
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Present participle for to gain or come into possession of
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Present participle for to understand by thinking carefully about
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Present participle for to discover something (after searching)
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Present participle for stare in an angry or fierce way
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Present participle for to gain entry into a desired group
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