GRE Word List

RANCID

having an unpleasant smell or taste usually from chemical change or decomposition

The meaning of the word rancid is having an unpleasant smell or taste usually from chemical change or decomposition.

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mangeany of various persistent contagious skin diseases marked especially by eczematous inflammation and loss of hair, affecting domestic animals or sometimes humans, and caused by a minute parasitic mite compare sarcoptic mange
brochurepamphlet
bureaucracya body of nonelected government officials
undulatinghaving a wavy surface, edge, or markings
dissuadeto advise (a person) against something
tenurethe act, right, manner, or term of holding something (such as a landed property, a position, or an office)
kneadto work and press into a mass with or as if with the hands
definitiveserving to provide a final solution or to end a situation
ponderousof very great weight
marto ruin or diminish the perfection or wholeness of : spoil