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

  Scoundrel \Scoun"drel\, n. [Probably from Prov. E. & Scotch
     scunner, scouner, to loathe, to disgust, akin to AS. scunian
     to shun. See Shun.]
     A mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a villain; a man without
     honor or virtue.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Go, if your ancient, but ignoble blood
           Has crept through scoundrels ever since the flood.
                                                    --Pope.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scoundrel \Scoun"drel\, a.
     Low; base; mean; unprincipled.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  scoundrel
      n 1: a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
           [syn: villain, scoundrel]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "scoundrel":
     bastard, blackguard, bounder, cad, criminal, cur, deceiver, devil,
     good-for-nothing, heel, knave, louse, lowlife, miscreant,
     precious rascal, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, rotter, scalawag,
     scamp, scapegrace, shyster, sneak, spalpeen, traitor, villain,
     wretch
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SCOUNDREL. An opprobrious title given to a person of bad character. General 
  damages will not lie for calling a man a scoundrel, but special damages may 
  be recovered when there has been an actual loss. 2 Bouv: Inst. n. 2250; 1 
  Chit. Pr. 44. 
  
  

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