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malicious - hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite
turpitude - depravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude
disabuse - correct a false impression; undeceive; free from a wrong belief
nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
kernel - central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
squelch - produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF.
contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
facade - (fa\c{c}ade) front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif