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Odorous

adjective; zero derivation
Odorous describes something that reeks of smell; it exudes a very pungent odor. It is not usually used to describe something of a pleasant smell. Odorous has a connotation of a bad smell. At the time no other word came to mind that captured the situation, therefore a new word was made.
 
Mud Lake was particularly odorous today!
Etymology : It is a derivation. The addition of the adjective forming suffix ‘-ous’ to the end of the already existing noun ‘odor’ made the word into an adjective. (Middle English odour, from Middle French, from Latin odor; akin to Latin olEre to smell, Greek ozein to smell, osmE smell, odor) + ‘-ous’]
Source : Obtained from a crew practice
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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