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Negative ImplicationPlay
Using 'reek' in reference to smells suggests a strong, negative reaction. SlideHis room reeked of stale pizza and sweat.
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Intensity MattersPlay
'Reek' implies a smell is intense and pervasive, easily noticed by others. SlideThe entire hallway reeked of burnt popcorn.
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Physical DiscomfortPlay
'Reek' can suggest the smell causes physical discomfort or offense. SlidePeople covered their noses; the dumpster reeked.