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The Grapes of Wrath
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  • And the anger began to ferment.
  • The yellowjackets dig into the soft meat, and there is a smell of ferment and rot.

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  • The smell from the ferment is not the rich odor of wine, but the smell of decay and chemicals.

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as in: ferment grapes Define
chemically change by a living agent -- much as yeast or bacteria changes sugar to alcohol when making wine
as in: political party in ferment Define
causing or stirring up excited disagreement -- often leading to violence or change or more rarely: a state of excited disagreement
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