Residents of South Carolina divorce at a rate twice as high as for that den of iniquity, Washington, D.C.
The guerrillas also attacked the hotel, he says, because it was a den of iniquity in the eyes of the puritanical insurgency.
He read Borges and admired him, but the title of The Universal History of iniquity gave him an immediate jolt.
c.1300, "hostility, malevolence; a hostile action," from Old French iniquité "wickedness, unfavorable situation," from Latin iniquitatem (nominative iniquitas) "unequalness, unevenness, injustice," noun of quality from iniquus "unjust, unequal; slanting, steep," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + aequus "just, equal" (see equal). For vowel change, see acquisition. Meaning "evil, wickedness" is from late 14c.