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mephitic

 [mĕ-fit´ik]
noxious; foul smelling.

me·phit·ic

(mĕ-fit'ik),
Foul, poisonous, or noxious.
[L. mephitis, a noxious exhalation]

mephitic

/me·phit·ic/ (mĕ-fit´ik) emitting a foul odor.

me·phit·ic

(mĕ-fit'ik)
Foul, poisonous, or noxious.
[L. mephitis, a noxious exhalation]

me·phit·ic

(mĕ-fit'ik)
Foul, poisonous, or noxious.
[L. mephitis, a noxious exhalation]

mephitic

noxious; foul smelling.
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Or take shit (please): there's no getting around the mephitic connotations of that word, yet what about, "He knows his shit" or "Get your shit together"?
Reading the novel as an English imitation of a decadent French text, for example, the reviewer for the Daily Chronicle denounced it as "a tale spawned from the leprous literature of the French Decadents, a poisonous book, the atmosphere of which is heavy with mephitic odours of moral and spiritual putrefaction" (NCE 342-43).
Suarez-Orozco's exposition is instrumental in developing a comprehension of those Latino gang members whose identified delinquent achievement orientation is correlated to being traumatized and saddled with the mephitic sequelae often associated with violence and torture.
finding that reaction with chlorine gave rise to mephitic acid.
Early on in the film Shoah the historian Hilberg evokes the history of our people by holding between his thumb and forefinger a railway schedule from Frankfort to the mephitic East.
At eight, Ellen and I grab a snack together standing at the mephitic end of the kitchen counter, but I can only manage two or three mozzarella sticks and lunch had been a mere handful of McNuggets.
Has a mephitic odor been changed into a sweet savor by the subtle alchemy of the musical composer?
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We just wish you hadn't written this offensive, selfserving, mendacious mephitic book.
And it seems the mephitic water has long been a problem.
While Sanford's stubborn parsimony within the spendthrift GOP is welcome--he is surely a stream of fresh air in a mephitic party--consider, if you will, Gary Johnson.