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gratuitous
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • Scorn, bitterness, unprovoked malignity, gratuitous desire of ill, ridicule of whatever was good and holy, all awoke to tempt, even while they frightened him.

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  • She is known for distributing gratuitous insults.
  • a gratuitous assumption

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