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wretch  (rch)
1. A miserable, unfortunate, or unhappy person.
2. A person regarded as base, mean, or despicable: a stony adversary, an inhuman wretch (Shakespeare).

[Middle English wrecche, from Old English wrecca, exiles, wretch.]

wretch  /rt/  n. wretches a person living in miserable conditions: The wretches living on the streets ask for money. wretch

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