Savage (What You Pawn I Will Redeem)
-(adjective) fierce, violent, and uncontrolled.
-(noun) a member of people regarded as primitive and uncivilized.
-(verb) attack ferociously and maul.
Context: “We’re common and boring and you walk right on by us, with maybe a look of anger or disgust or even sadness at the teriible fate of the noble savage.”
Malevolent (adjective): having or showing a desire to cause harm to another person (Merriam-Webster)
Found on Page 77, paragraph 15 of Beloved–> “I take the shoes! I take the dress! The shoe strings don’t fix!” she shouted and gave him a look so malevolent Denver touched her arm.”
I believe this word in the quote means that Beloved was getting so upset with Paul D that she gave him a look of wanting to harm him because he kept questioning why she had new shoes if she had walked a long way to 124.