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diablerie

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1 playful, reckless behavior that is not intended to cause serious harm
  • the boy, who was once filled with diablerie, grew up to be a staid and rather dull man

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2 the power to control natural forces through supernatural means
  • since the common folk had an unshakable belief in a personal devil, a charge of diablerie was taken seriously

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“Diablerie.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/diablerie. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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