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evil

[AS. yfel]
An infrequently used term for disease or illness.
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No author can meet Koontz's skill at portraying evilness and the characters that do its deeds.
Whatever the reason was, whether for better understanding problems on users' devices, easier remote analysis, corporate evilness - it doesn't matter.
Faces, he mused, "full of pain, of mistrust, of vice, of evilness and delinquency".
The tension is maintained pretty much throughout, notably by Jonathan Slinger as the peroxide-headed Macbeth, who grows in stature the more brutal he becomes, haunted by the ghosts of his evilness.
"We are looking forward towards strategic relations with Kuwait, through forgetting the past, its evilness and suffferings on both Iraqi and Kuwait peoples," he said, adding that "the visit shall open the atmosphere for forming a joint committee with Kuwait, in order to discuss the details of the suspended dossiers," Dabbagh said.
The villain is predictable, but his controlling reach heightens his evilness. Hopefully, Beitia will write other mysteries for Albert, he is too good a character to lose.
The term "evilness", familiar to philosophers and theologians, but new to social psychologists, started to appear in various publications (Alford, 1997; Baumeister, 2000; Darley, 1992; Katz, 1993; Zimbardo, 1995) under the impact of Staub's book (1989), The Roots of Evil: The origins of genocide and the other group violence.
Her job is to help crack codes in order to thwart the evilness of SHADOW.
Tehran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast was quoted in Iranian media as seeing "signs of evilness by the triangle of the Zionist regime, America, and their mercenaries in Iran in this terrorist incident."
''He managed to hide his evilness in front of the public, thus life imprisonment is a must,'' he told Kyodo News.
So her evilness is a feeble attempt at maintaining authority and assuring you don't steal her coveted throne.
There are, however, times when Fryer's hand gets a little heavy with the white characters, particularly Conrad's evil brother Rafe, whose evilness is telling enough without any enhancement.