noun dae·mon

variant spelling of

  1. 1a :  an evil spirit angels and demonsb :  a source or agent of evil, harm, distress, or ruin the demons of drug and alcohol addiction confronting the demons of his childhood

  2. 2 usually daemon :  an attendant (see 2attendant 1) power or spirit :  genius

  3. 3 usually daemon mythology :  a supernatural being intermediate between gods and men

  4. 4 :  one that has exceptional enthusiasm, drive, or effectiveness a demon for work Doug, putting like a demon, had birdies on the third and sixth … — Fred Tupper

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capable of being understood in two ways

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