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rancid

adjective

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causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment
  • an unscrupulous food vendor who's as rancid as the meat that he serves

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“Rancid.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rancid. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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