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perverse
used in Running in the Family

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Definition
deviation from what is considered reasonable, proper, or good
  • A perverse and solitary desire.
    p. 22.6
  • ...had been stolen that afternoon at the pool—we were dry just from the midnight heat inside the vehicle and the ghosts of steam cruising disorganized off the tarmac roads, and the man sleeping on the street who objected when I woke him each of us talking different languages, me miming a car coming around the corner and hitting him and he, drunk, perversely making me perform this action for him again and again, and I got back into the car fully wet once more and again dry in five miles.
    p. 70.7

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