5/13/15

Pernicious

Pernicious

<per-nish-ish>

damaging; bad; harmful

Destructive in a sneaky and gradual way.

The pernicious waves made my sand castle vanish.

Memory trick:
pernicious reminds of permanently vicious.

Used at work:
His pernicious attitude was the reason the project failed.

(c) 2015 E. Carruthers

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