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 for pestilent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pestilent \Pes"ti*lent\, a. [L. pestilens, -entis, fr. pestis
     pest: cf. F. pestilent.]
     Pestilential; noxious; pernicious; mischievous. "Corrupt and
     pestilent." --Milton. "What a pestilent knave is this same!"
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: exceedingly harmful [syn: baneful, deadly,
             pernicious, pestilent]
      2: likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease; "a
         pestilential malignancy in the air"- Jonathan Swift; "plaguey
         fevers" [syn: pestilent, pestilential, pestiferous,

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