demoniac


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de·mo·ni·ac

(dĕ-mō'nē-ak), Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in come contexts.
Frenzied, fiendish, as if possessed by evil spirits.
[G. daimōn, a spirit]

demoniac

(dĕ-mŏ′nē-ak″)
1. Concerning or resembling a demon.
2. Frenzied, as if possessed by demons or evil spirits.
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It is even conceivable that the educated Dunbar could have learned the 'part' of demoniac by reading published accounts of the Scottish or American trials, or indeed the 1661 or 1698 cases.
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Table 3 Word Domains of KSAR Strong Sequences Examples eVSS area, corneal, ocean, linear, clypeate, rodeo, pigeon, petroleum, caduceus hideous iVSS Virginia, lariat alien, obedience, gradient, leniency, idiom, chariot, audition, senior, studio, gracious, podum, Julius familiar Arabian, demoniac, radate, media, trivial, foliage, William, aviary, brilliant, deviance, amiable, myriad, Exceptions words containing 'ies', 'ied', 'ier', and 'iest' strings and ie# words with VV Keys except for 'au', 'eu', and 'ou' #shows boundary; w# means word-final and #w means word initial (#/e means word-final ie).
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