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Old 07-11-2014, 04:13 PM
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Gratuitous. There's a grand horror about it. Not just that something is wrong, but it's so wrong that it's honorific. Virulent is similarly inclined, a word with a strange vitality, alive and yet not.

And of course I can't help but mention Sublime, one of the most subtle words I've ever encountered for the enormity that it contains. As one of my professors aptly put it, "It's so beautiful it's terrifying."
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