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putrid
used in The Grapes of Wrath

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rotting (an advanced state of decomposition) with a foul odor; or anything that is disgusting
  • And they stand still and watch the potatoes float by, listen to the screaming pigs being killed in a ditch and covered with quicklime, watch the mountains of oranges slop down to a putrefying ooze; and in the eyes of the people there is the failure; and in the eyes of the hungry there is a growing wrath.
    Chapter 25 (97% in)

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