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funk (FUHNK) (noun)
1. A condition of cowardly fright or a panic or a state of severe depression: He is close to coming out of his funk after being so dejected and saddened following his divorce.

Her husband went into a deep funk after he lost his job.

2. A type of popular music combining elements of jazz, blues, and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bass line: There was a special TV program which presented an hour of musical funk.
punk (PUHNGK) (noun)
A young person; especially, a member of a rebellious counterculture group: As she was getting off the bus, the old lady had her purse stolen by a punk.
punk (PUHNGK) (adjective)
Of poor quality, worthless; weak in spirits or health: Lenora had a punk feeling because of her bad cold.

Celeste thought that the funk music that was being broadcast was too loud and too much punk for her taste. In fact, she was afraid that listening to it would trigger a funk like the one she experienced when a punk threatened to beat her up if she didn't give him some money.

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punk (PUNGK) (noun)
1. A light, brownish, spongy preparation that burns very slowly, usually made from fungi: Walter used a stick of punk to light the fireworks.
2. Decayed wood used in a dry state for tinder: Terry and Tracie used some punk on the fire to keep them warm.
3. An individual who is perceived to be too loud, too rude, too violent, or excessively misbehaving: Greg asked, "Why can't that punk behave himself?"
punk, U.S. slang (PUNGK) (noun)
1. Poor or bad in quality: Pete was told that he did a punk (punky) job of painting the walls.
2. In poor health; not well; feeling terrible: Marina was just too much of a punk today so she stayed in bed instead of going to work.

The punk that Gerald bought at the bargain counter in the discount store proved to be just that, PUNK, and not good for anything.

Word Entries at Get Words: “punk
punk (s) (noun), punks (pl)
1. A light, brownish, spongy preparation which burns very slowly; usually, made from fungi: "A stick of punk is used to light fireworks."
2. Decayed wood which is used when it is dry for tinder (anything that catches on fire easily): "Another term for punk is touch wood, which is a fungus that is found on old tree trunks and can be used in a stove or fireplace to keep warm."
3. Etymology: possibly from Delaware ponk, "ashes".
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