1 smell - scent - aroma - reek
a) smell — the pleasant or unpleasant quality of sth that you notice when you breathe in through your nose. There is a delicious smell of fresh bread comingfrom the kitchen.
Note: Used without attributes often means an unpleasant smell. What a smell! I can’t stand it!
b) scent — a pleasant and faint smell. This rose has a delightful scent.
c) aroma — a pleasant and usually strong smell. As soon as I opened the door Ifelt a distinctive aroma of fresh coffee.
d) reek — an unpleasant and strong smell. There was a reek of tobacco smoke in the cafe.
2 strange - queer - odd
a) strange — 1) not known, not even seen before, foreign. Are you good at finding your way about in a strange country? 2) unusual. She had a strange look on her face.
b) queer — strange, slightly unwell/mad, when something is wrong (infor-таl . Tm feeling a bit queer. She is a bit queer in the head. What a queer story!
c) odd — 1) different from what is ordinary, peculiar, hard to understand. ITs very odd that she didn 7 reply to our letter. 2) (of a number) that cannot be divided exactly in two. 1, 3, 5, 7 — are odd numbers.
B Use the synonyms above to complete the sentences.
1. Cooking __s were drifting from the kitchen. 2. The boat gave out the of fish. 3. The ofbread baking in the oven was strong and reminded him ofhome. 4. The whole place gave out the of desolation and neglect. 5. The apple was divine with a rich flavour and pleasant _. 6. Jane felt the aromatic s of a spring garden full of herbs. 7. He entered the bathroom and felt a sour) of unwashed linen. 8. The cottage had a musty after being shut up over the winter.
1. They knew she was a spy, and their decision to Iet her dance seemed and incomprehensive. 2. What will you do if you find a_ person in the place where you live? 3. What she told me was rather. I didn’t believe her. There was something wrong about the whole story. 4. Their accent was to their ears. 5. numbers are opposite to even numbers.