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diabolical
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The Scarlet Letter

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Definition evil; or cruel and clever (like something of the devil)
  • This diabolical agent had the Divine permission, for a season, to burrow into the clergyman's intimacy, and plot against his soul.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (97% in)
  • Now it was a herd of diabolic shapes, that grinned and mocked at the pale minister, and beckoned him away with them; now a group of shining angels, who flew upward heavily, as sorrow-laden, but grew more ethereal as they rose.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (84% in)

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