malodar (mal-ODA-r, mal-ODA-rous), a variation of malodour, malodorous:
a very bad smelling stench, akin to rotting principles, and long-dead values. The smell starts, either rising up or oozing along clinging to the ground, when the senior member of a group defends the indefensible actions of a junior member, with the rationale that an attack on one is an attack on all (or somebody is not telling the whole story). This rotten smell gets stronger and begins to permeate the system when it becomes obvious that outright lies and deception were employed on several occasions. This mal-ODA-rous stench may prove fatal to the integrity of governmental decision-making processes.