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pernicious

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Etymology

From Middle English, from Old French pernicios, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] perniciosus, from pernicies, ‘destruction’.

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Adjective

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Positive
pernicious

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  1. Causing death or injury; deadly.
  2. Causing much harm in a subtle way.

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