used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
only 1 use
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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
- Yet a frying pan sat on the old stove, cold, the grease congealed but not, when he leaned to smell it, rancid.
There are no more uses of "rancid" in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.