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1. [s] causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky m

2. [s] tending to corrupt or pervert

3. [s] likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease; "a pestilential malignancy in the air"- Jonathan Swift; "plaguey fevers"

4. [s] contaminated with infecting organisms; "dirty wounds"; "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen

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1. [a] disagreeable

2. [a] evil

3. [a] wicked

4. [a] epidemic

5. [a] septic

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