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Thursday, March 15, 2012

iniquitous

\ih-NIK-wi-tuhs\ , adjective;
1.
Characterized by injustice or wickedness; wicked; sinful.
Quotes:
The commission was charged now with the task of discovering the iniquitous conspiracy against the Citizen-Saviour of his country.
-- Joseph Conrad, Nostromo
Anything else would be iniquitous - iniquitous is the only word. You know as well as I do that there is not the remotest chance of her ever being able to earn any money for herself out here.
-- Jean Rhys, Voyage in the Dark
Origin:
Iniquitous literally meant "unfair" in Latin, as its clear roots betray.
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