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

  Rascal \Ras"cal\, a.
     Of or pertaining to the common herd or common people; low;
     mean; base. "The rascal many." --Spencer. "The rascal
     people." --Shak.
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           While she called me rascal fiddler.      --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rascal \Ras"cal\ (r[a^]s"kal), n. [OE. rascaille rabble,
     probably from an OF. racaille, F. racaille the rabble,
     rubbish, probably akin to F. racler to scrape, (assumed) LL.
     rasiculare, rasicare, fr. L. radere, rasum. See Rase, v.]
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     1. One of the rabble; a low, common sort of person or
        creature; collectively, the rabble; the common herd; also,
        a lean, ill-conditioned beast, esp. a deer. [Obs.]
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              He smote of the people seventy men, and fifty
              thousand of the rascal.               --Wyclif (1
                                                    Kings [1
                                                    Samuel] vi.
                                                    19).
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              Poor men alone? No, no; the noblest deer hath them
              [horns] as huge as the rascal.        --Shak.
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     2. A mean, trickish fellow; a base, dishonest person; a
        rogue; a scoundrel; a trickster.
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              For I have sense to serve my turn in store,
              And he's a rascal who pretends to more. --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rascal
      n 1: a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel [syn: rogue,
           knave, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag,
           varlet]
      2: one who is playfully mischievous [syn: imp, scamp,
         monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "rascal":
     bad boy, bastard, blackguard, blighter, booger, bounder, buffoon,
     bugger, cad, cutup, dastard, devil, elf, enfant terrible, funmaker,
     good-for-nothing, heel, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, imp, joker,
     jokester, knave, little devil, little monkey, little rascal,
     lowlife, minx, mischief, mischief-maker, miscreant, pixie,
     practical joker, prankster, precious rascal, puck, rapscallion,
     rogue, rotter, rowdy, ruffian, scalawag, scamp, scapegrace,
     scoundrel, shyster, sneak, spalpeen, villain, wag, wastrel,
     wretch
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  RASCAL, n.  A fool considered under another aspect.
  

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