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rancid
used in The Lords of Discipline

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Definition
bad — most directly referring to the smell of oils or fats that have decomposed because they are not fresh enough, but metaphorically the word can refer to anything considered bad
  • "North Charleston has such an odor," Tradd said, wrinkling his handsome nose, testing the rancid air as if it were infected.
    Chapter 3.24 (11% in)
  • As Pig opened the trunk I breathed in the rancid smell of cheap rubber.
    Chapter 4.36 (55% in)

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