I think vile is becoming one of my favorite words.
It so perfectly describes the moral foundation of certain movies – e.g., The English Patient, Like Water for Chocolate – and political movements like the Tea Bagger idiots and the contemporary Republican Party.
Then there are the Promise Keepers and the Dominionists. Vile.
The National Rifle Association. Vile.
Free Republic. Vile.
No doubt the list could be a lot longer.
And of course the word is an anagram for evil. Coincidence? Yeah, right.