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perverse
used in Anna Karenina

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Definition
not what is expected, or considered proper

or: having the opposite effect of what is desired
  • "You have killed a bear, I've been told!" said Kitty, trying assiduously to catch with her fork a perverse mushroom that would slip away, and setting the lace quivering over her white arm.
    Part Four (38% in)

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