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perverse
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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Definition
not what is expected, or considered proper

or: having the opposite effect of what is desired
  • And, finally, to the men who feared demagogues and the natural perversity of some human beings we insisted that time and bitter experience would teach the most hardheaded.
    Chapter 9 (40% in)

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