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bevile
[.] BEV'ILE, n. [See Bevel.] In heraldry, a thing broken or opening, like a carpenter's bevel.

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demi-devil
[.] DEMI-DEVIL, n. Half a devil.

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devil
[.] DEVIL, n. Devl. [L., to calumniate.] [.] 1. In the Christian theology, an evil spirit or being; a fallen angel, expelled from heaven for rebellion against God; the chief of the apostate angels; the implacable enemy and tempter of the human race. In the New Testament, ...

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deviling
[.] DEVILING, n. A young devil. [Not in use.]

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devilish
[.] DEVILISH, a. [.] 1. Partaking of the qualities of the devil; diabolical; very evil and mischievous; malicious; as a devilish scheme; devilish wickedness. [.] 2. Having communication with the devil; pertaining to the devil. [.] 3. Excessive; enormous; in a vulgar ...

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devilishly
[.] DEVILISHLY, adv. [.] 1. In a manner suiting the devil; diabolically; wickedly. [.] 2. Greatly; excessively; in a vulgar sense.

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devilishness
[.] DEVILISHNESS, n. The qualities of the devil.

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devilism
[.] DEVILISM, n. The state of devils. [Not used.]

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devilize
[.] DEVILIZE, v.t. To place among devils. [Not used.]

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devilkin
[.] DEVILKIN, n. A little devil.

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devilship
[.] DEVILSHIP, n. The character of a devil.

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evil
[.] E'VIL, a. e'vl. [Heb. to be unjust or injurious, to defraud.] [.] 1. Having bad qualities of a natural kind; mischievous; having qualities which tend to injury, or to produce mischief. [.] [.] Some evil beast hath devoured him. Gen.37. [.] 2. Having bad qualities ...

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evil-affected
[.] EVIL-AFFECT'ED, a. Not well disposed; unkind; now ill-affected.

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evil-favored
[.] EVIL-FA'VORED, a. [evil and favor.] Having a bad countenance or external appearance; ill-favored.

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evil-favoredness
[.] EVIL-FA'VOREDNESS, n. Deformity.

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evil-minded
[.] EVIL-MINDED, a. [evil and mind.] Having evil dispositions or intentions; disposed to mischief or sin; malicious; malignant; wicked. Slanderous reports are propagated by evil-minded persons. [This word is in common use.]

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evildoer
[.] EVILDO'ER, n. [evil and doer, from do.] One who does evil; one who commits sin, crime, or any moral wrong. [.] [.] They speak evil against you as evildoers. l Pet.2.

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evileyed
[.] E'VILEYED, a. [evil and eye.] Looking with an evil eye, or with envy, jealousy or bad design.

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evilly
[.] E'VILLY, adv. Not well. [Little used.]

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evilness
[.] E'VILNESS, n. Badness; viciousness; malignity; as evilness of heart; the evilness of sin.

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evilspeaking
[.] EVILSPE'AKING, n. [evil and speak.] Slander; defamation; calumny; censoriousness. 1 Pet.2.

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evilwishing
[.] EVILWISH'ING, a. [evil and wish.] Wishing harm to; as an evilwishing mind.

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evilworker
[.] EVILWORK'ER, n. [evil and work.] One who does wickedness. Phil.3.

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foxevil
[.] FOX'EVIL, n. A kind of disease in which the fair falls off.

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kings-evil
[.] KING'S-EVIL, n. A disease of the scrofulous kind.

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poll-evil
[.] POLL-EVIL, n. [poll and evil.] A swelling or impostem on a horse's head, or on the nape of the neck between the ears.

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revile
[.] REVI'LE, v.t. [re and vile.] [.] To reproach; to treat with opprobrious and contemptuous language. [.] She revileth him to his face. [.] Thou shalt not revile the gods. Ex. 22. [.] Blessed are ye when men shall revile you. Matt. 5. [.] REVI'LE, n. Reproach; ...

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reviled
[.] REVI'LED, pp. Reproached; treated with opprobrious or contemptuous language.

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revilement
[.] REVI'LEMENT, n. Reproach; contemptuous language.

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reviler
[.] REVI'LER, n. One who reviles another; one who treats another with contemptuous language.

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reviling
[.] REVI'LING, ppr. Reproaching; treating with language of contempt. [.] REVI'LING, n. The act of reviling or treating with reproachful words. Is. 51.

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revilingly
[.] REVI'LINGLY, adv. With reproachful or contemptuous language; with opprobrium.

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sea-devil
[.] SE'A-DEVIL, n. [sea and devil.] The fishing frog or toad-fish, of the genus Lophius; a fish of a deformed shape, resembling a tadpole, growing to a large size, with a head larger than the whole body.

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stag-evil
[.] STAG-EVIL, n. A disease in horses.

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weevil
[.] WEEVIL, n. [G.] A small insect that does great damage to wheat or other corn, by eating into the grains and devouring the farinaceous part. This insect is of the beetle kind, somewhat large than a louse.

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likely

LI'KELY, a. [that is, like-like.]

1. Probable; that may be rationally though or believed to have taken place in time past, or to be true now or hereafter; such as is more reasonable than the contrary. A likely story, is one which evidence, or the circumstances of the case render probable, and therefore credible.

2. Such as may be liked; pleasing; as a likely man or woman.

[This use of likely is not obsolete, as Johnson affirms, nor is it vulgar. But the English and their descendants in America differ in the application. The English apply the word to external appearance, and with them, likely is equivalent to handsome, well formed; as a likely man, a likely horse. In America, the word is usually applied to the endowments of the mind, or to pleasing accomplishments. With us, a likely man, is a man of good character and talents, or of good dispositions or accomplishments, that render him pleasing or respectable.]

LI'KELY, adv. Probably.

While man was innocent, he was likely ignorant of nothing important for him to know.

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MILT'WORT, n. A plant of the genus Asplenium.

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