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pernicious
used in Outliers

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harmful or something spreading harm — especially in a gradual or subtle way
  • Similarly, the pioneer of public education in Massachusetts, Horace Mann, believed that working students too hard would create a "most pernicious influence upon character and habits. Not infrequently is health itself destroyed by over-stimulating the mind."
    Chapter 9 (16% in)
pernicious = harmful
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