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Unit 3 - Vocabulary - Smell


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stale
no longer new or fresh, usually as a result of being kept for too long: 'The morning after the party, their apartment smelled of * cigarette smoke.'
stale
not fresh and new; boring because too familiar: '* jokes/ news'
mouth-watering
* food smells or looks very good: 'Look at those * cakes.'
acrid
describes a smell or taste that is strong and bitter and causes a burning feeling in the throat: 'Clouds of * smoke issued from the building.'
rancid
(of butter, oil, etc.) tasting or smelling unpleasant because of not being fresh
pungent
describes a very strong smell or taste, sometimes one that is unpleasantly strong: 'I sat down to a cup of wonderfully * Turkish coffee.'
musty
smelling unpleasantly old and slightly wet: '* old books'
unmistakable
not likely to be confused with something else: 'There was an * smell of incense in the air.'
overpowering
too strong: 'There's an * smell of garlic in the kitchen.'
sickly
causing a slight feeling of wanting to vomit: 'A * smell of decaying fish came from the dirty river.'