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- n. the quality of threatening evil
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And Somers seemed to come home like an enemy, like an enemy, with that look on his face, and that pregnant malevolency of Cornwall investing him.
With it came full realization of the might and the malevolency of these shadowed wilds she had battled so long.
I'm still marveling at the juxtaposition of these two words: "armchair", connoting casual comfort and complacency, and "terrorist" with its inherently brutal malevolency.