SCENTS AND SENSITIVITY
To sniff: to smell something by taking air in through your nose.
Sentient: able to experience physical and possibly emotional feelings.
Anosmic: relating to an impairment or loss of the sense of smell; having impaired sense of smell.
To thrust: to push suddenly and strongly.
To recall: to remember.
On the grounds that: or the reason that.
Alas: interj. Used to express sorrow, regret, grief, compassion, or apprehension of danger or evil.
Beverage: a drink of any type.
To collapse: If someone collapses, they fall down because they are ill or Peak.
Hob: the top part or surface of a cooker on which pans can be heated.
Burner: the part of a cooker, light, etc. that produces flame or heat.
Aural: relating to hearing.
Leak: a hole or space through which a liquid or gas can flow out of a container, or the liquid or gas that comes out.
To blow up: to explode.
Bout: a short period of illness or involvement in an activity.
Best-before date: the day or month before which food or drink should be eaten or drunk.
Assiduously: showing hard work, care and attention to detail.
To treat: to behave towards someone or deal with something in a particular way.
Olfaction: the sense of smell. The act or process of smelling.
Backdrop: the general situation in which particular events happen.
To trigger: to cause something bad to start.
Rush: a sudden strong emotion or physical feeling.
Sickly: weak, unhealthy and often ill.
Ear, nose and throat: otolaryngology.
Consultant: a doctor who has special training in and knowledge of a particular area of medicine.
To soldier on: to persist in one’s efforts in spite of difficulties, pressure, etc.
To reminisce: to talk or write about past experiences which you remember with pleasure.
Challenged: Having a disability or impairment.
To attend: to happen as a result of, and at the same time as.
Blindness: inability to see.
Sour: having a sharp, sometimes unpleasant, taste or smell, like a lemon, and not sweet.
Nuance: a very slight difference in appearance, meaning, sound, etc.
Odour: a smell, often one that is unpleasant.
Body odour: an unpleasant smell on a person’s body that is caused by sweat.
Blockage: something that stops something else passing through, or when something does this.
Reluctant: not willing to do something and therefore slow to do it.
Fumes: strong, unpleasant and sometimes dangerous gas or smoke.
Varnish: a coloured liquid which is painted on fingernails or toenails.
Remover: a substance which removes something.
To pass on: to transmit.
Offspring: a person’s children.
Mugful: the quantity that can be held in a mug.
Season: to improve the flavour of savoury food by adding salt, herbs or spices when cooking or preparing it.