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Unpleasant smells

niff

noun

an unpleasant smell

odor

the American spelling of odour

odour

noun

a smell, especially one that is unpleasant

pong

noun

an unpleasant smell

pooh

interjection

used for saying that something smells bad

smell

noun

the pleasant or unpleasant quality of something that you notice when you breathe in through your nose

smell

noun

an unpleasant smell

stench

noun

a very bad smell, especially of decay

stink

noun

a very strong unpleasant smell

whiff

noun

a slight smell of something

muskiness

noun

mustiness

noun

pungency

noun

reek

noun

staleness

noun

stuffiness

noun

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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clapped-out

old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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