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malignant
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
harmful or evil

or in medicine:  characterized by progressive and uncontrolled harmful growth — especially of a tumor
  • Every night-sound I heard from my cot on the back porch was magnified three-fold; every scratch of feet on gravel was Boo Radley seeking revenge, every passing Negro laughing in the night was Boo Radley loose and after us; insects splashing against the screen were Boo Radley's insane fingers picking the wire to pieces; the chinaberry trees were malignant, hovering, alive.
    p. 74.7
malignant = evil
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