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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Idioms for smell

    smell a rat. rat(def 6).

Origin of smell

1125–75; early Middle English smell, smull (noun), smellen, smullen (v.) < ?

SYNONYMS FOR smell

13 See odor.

OTHER WORDS FROM smell

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Example sentences from the Web for smell-less

  • Mr. Demarest, it appears, could not bear the wonderful new varieties of huge, smell-less blooms.

    Balloons|Elizabeth Bibesco

British Dictionary definitions for smell-less

smell
/ (smɛl) /

verb smells, smelling, smelt or smelled

noun

Derived forms of smell

smeller, noun

Word Origin for smell

C12: of uncertain origin; compare Middle Dutch smölen to scorch
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Medical definitions for smell-less

smell
[ smĕl ]

v.

To perceive the scent of something by means of the olfactory nerves.

n.

The sense by which odors are perceived; the olfactory sense.
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Idioms and Phrases with smell-less

smell

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