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miasma

noun [C] (UNPLEASANT FEELING)    /miˈæz.mə/ literary
a very unpleasant general feeling or character of a situation or place : After he lost his job , he sank into a miasma of poverty and despair .Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
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