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perverse
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
not what is expected, or considered proper

or: having the opposite effect of what is desired
  • In my mind I invented snmyhymns, as I call them, my own perverse hymns that can be sung equally well forward or backward: Evil, all its sin is still alive!
    Book 1 — Genesis (87% in)

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