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vindictive
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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Definition
desirous of seeking revenge or wanting to hurt someone
  • Conscious of his impotence, and pessimistic, he often becomes bitter and vindictive; and his religion, instead of a worship, is a complaint and a curse, a wail rather than a hope, a sneer rather than a faith.
    Chapter 10 (78% in)
  • Careless ignorance and laziness here, fierce hate and vindictiveness there;—these are the extremes of the Negro problem which we met that day, and we scarce knew which we preferred.
    Chapter 7 (81% in)

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