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nefarious

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nefarious

an adjective, extremely wicked or villainous; iniquitous

[Latin nefārius  wicked, vile, equivalent to nefās  offense against divine or moral law ( ne-  negative prefix + fās  law, right) + -ius -ious]

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εἰ οὖν ἐγὼ ἔνιψα ὑμῶν τοὺς πόδας ὁ κύριος καὶ ὁ διδάσκαλος, καὶ ὑμεῖς ὀφείλετε ἀλλήλων νίπτειν τοὺς πόδας

si ergo ego lavi vestros pedes Dominus et magister et vos debetis alter alterius lavare pedes

If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.

St John’s Gospel, Chapter 13

Also, here is last year’s Maundy Thursday portmanteaus.

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The movie was about a man who lost his memory in an accident and as a result lost everything: his family, his friends, his money.  He found himself a stranger in a strange city. Here he had to make a fresh start. find a new place to live, a new job, a new girl. (4)

Walker Percy, The Moviegoer

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