Definition: (of foods containing fat or oil) smelling or tasting unpleasant as a result of being old and stale
Sentence example: Based on interviews with some Bangladeshi workers, the researchers found that the meals – usually a pile of rice and some tinned meat or curry – are often delivered hours in advance. “Breakfasts and lunches are delivered to workers’ dormitories as early as 6am. By lunch time, the food smells rancid,” said a researcher. The meals are also sorely lacking in nutrition value, and some workers often complain of stomach problems, he added.
The Power Memory Strategy:
- Link to ra-, i.e. rat
- Link to -cid, i.e. acid ⇒ sour
- Put together⇒ the rotting food that smells sour has attracted rats