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zeus

the devils dictionary
The chief of Grecian gods, adored by the Romans as Jupiter and by the modern Americans as God, Gold, Mob and Dog. Some explorers who have touched upon the shores of America, and one who professes to have penetrated a considerable distance to the interior, have thought that these four names stand for as many distinct deities, but in his monumental work on Surviving Faiths, Frumpp insists that the natives are monotheists, each having no other god than himself, whom he worships under many sacred names.
(also: The Devil's Dictionary)

ll.d.

the devils dictionary
Letters indicating the degree Legumptionorum Doctor, one learned in laws, gifted with legal gumption. Some suspicion is cast upon this derivation by the fact that the title was formerly ££.d., and conferred only upon gentlemen distinguished for their wealth. At the date of this writing Columbia University is considering the expediency of making another degree for clergymen, in place of the old D.D. — Damnator Diaboli. The new honor will be known as Sanctorum Custos, and written $$.¢. The name of the Rev. John Satan has been suggested as a suitable recipient by a lover of consistency, who points out that Professor Harry Thurston Peck has long enjoyed the advantage of a degree.

(also: The Devil's Dictionary)

the devil's dictionary

the devils dictionary
A
A
ABACOT
ABACTOR
ABACUS
ABADA
ABADDON
ABANDON
ABASEMENT
ABATIS
ABATTOIR
ABAT-VOIX
ABBA
ABBESS
ABDERIAN
ABDEST
ABDICATION
ABDOMEN
ABDUCTION
ABELIANS
ABERRATION
ABET
ABHORRENCE
ABIDE
ABILITY
ABJECT
ABJECTLY
ABJURE
ABLATIVE
ABNEGATION
ABNORMAL
ABOMINABLE
ABORIGINES
ABRACADABRA
ABRIDGE
ABRIDGEMENT
ABROAD
ABRUPT
ABRUPTION
ABSCOND
ABSENCE
ABSENT
ABSENTEE
ABSOLUTE
ABSTAINER
ABSTEMIOUS
ABSTRUSENESS
ABSURDITY
ABUNDANCE
ABUSE
ACADEME
ACADEMY
ACCEPT
ACCIDENT
ACCLIMATED
ACCOMMODATE
ACCOMPLICE
ACCORD
ACCORDION
ACCOUCHEUR
ACCOUNTABILITY
ACCOUNTABLE
ACCURACY
ACCUSE
ACCUSER
ACE
ACELDAMA
ACEPHALOUS
ACERBITY
ACHE
ACHIEVEMENT
ACKNOWLEDGE
ACORN
ACQUAINTANCE
ACQUIT
ACROBAT
ACROSTIC
ACTOR
ACTRESS
ACTUALLY
ADAGE
ADAMANT
ADAM'S APPLE
ADDER
ADDRESS
ADHERENT
ADIPOSE
ADJUTANT
ADMINISTRATION
ADMIRABILITY
ADMIRAL
ADMIRATION
ADMONITION
ADOLESCENT
ADONIS
ADORE
ADVICE
ÆSTHETICS
AFFECTION
AFFECTIONATE
AFFIANCED
AFFIRM
AFFLICTION
AFRAID
AFRICAN
AGE
AGITATOR
AGONY
AGRARIAN
AIM
AIR
ALBUM
ALCOHOL
ALDERMAN
ALIEN
ALL
ALLAH
ALLEGIANCE
ALLEGORY
ALLIANCE
ALLIGATOR
ALONE
ALTAR
AMATEUR
AMATORY
AMAZON
AMBIDEXTROUS
AMBITION
AMBROSIA
A MENSA ET THORO
AMNESTY
ANIMAL
ANIMALISM
ANOINT
ANTAGONIST
ANTE-CHAMBER
ANTIPATHY
ANTIQUITY
APATHETIC
APHORISM
APOLOGIZE
APOSTATE
APOTHECARY
APPEAL
APPETITE
APPLAUSE
APPLE
APRIL FOOL
APRON
ARAB
ARBITRATION
ARCHBISHOP
ARCHITECT
ARDOR
ARENA
ARGONAUT
ARGUE
ARISTOCRACY
ARMOR
ARMY
ARRAYED
ARREARS
ARREST
ARRESTED
ARSENIC
ART
ARTLESSNESS
ASBESTOS
ASPERSE
ASS
ASTROLOGY
ATTORNEY
ATTRACTION
AUCTIONEER
AURICLE
AUSTERE
AUSTRALIA
AUTHENTIC
AUTOCRAT
AVAUNT
AVENGE
AVERNUS
AWKWARD

B
BAAL
BABE
BACCHUS
BACHELOR
BACK
BACKBITE
BACK-SLIDE
BACON
BAIT
BALD
BALLOON
BALLOT
BANDIT
BANG
BANG
BAPTISM
BARBER
BARD
BARK
BAROMETER
BARRACK
BARRISTER
BASE
BASILISK
BASSINET
BASSOON
BASSO-RELIEVO
BASTINADO
BATH
BATTLE
BAYONET
BEAR
BEARD
BEAUTY
BED
BEDLAM
BED-QUILT
BEFRIEND
BEG
BEGGAR
BEGGARY
BEHAVIOR
BELLADONNA
BENEDICTINES
BENEFACTOR
BENEVOLENCE
BEQUEATH
BERENICE'S HAIR
BETRAY
BETROTHED
BIDDY
BIGAMY
BIGOT
BILLOT-DOUX
BILLINGSGATE
BIOGRAPHY
BIRTH
BLACKGUARD
BLANK-VERSE
BLOODTHIRSTY
BLUBBER
BLUE-STOCKING
BLUSHING
BODY-SNATCHER
BOLOGNA-SAUGAGE
BOMB
BONDSMAN
BOOK-LEARNING
BORE
BOTANY
BOTTLE
BOTTLE-NOSED
BOUNDARY
BOUNTY
BOW-WOW
BRAHMA
BRAIN
BRAIN
BRANDY
BRIBE
BRIDE
BRUTE
BUDDHISM[

C
CAABA
CAB
CABBAGE
CABINET
CACKLE
CADET
CAIRN
CALAMITY
CALLIOPE
CALLOUS
CALUMNUS
CALVARY
CAMEL
CANDIDATE
CANDY
CANE
CANNIBAL
CANNON
CANONICALS
CAPITAL
CARMELITE
CARNIVOROUS
CAROUSE
CARTESIAN
CAT
CATECHISM
CAVILER
CEMETERY
CENOTAPH
CENSOR
CENTAUR
CERBERUS
CHARITY
CHEMISE
CHILD
CHILDHOOD
CHIMPANZEE
CHINAMAN
CHIROMANCER
CHIVALRY
CHOP
CHORUS
CHRISTEN
CHRISTIAN
CHRISTMAS
CHURCH
CIRCUMLOCUTION
CIRCUS
CLAIRVOYANT
CLARIONET
CLERGYMAN
CLIENT
CLINIC
CLIO
CLOCK
CLOSE-COMMUNION
CLOSE-CORPORATION
CLOSE-FISTED
CLOVE
CLUB
CŒNOBITE
COLONEL
COMEDY
COMET
COMFORT
COMMENDATION
COMMERCE
COMMIT
COMMON-LAW
COMMONWEALTH
COMPETITOR
COMPLIMENT
COMPROMISE
COMPULSION
COMPUNCTION
CONCATENATE
CONCEIT
CONCERT
CONCESSION
CONCILIATION
CONCLUSIVE
CONDOLE
CONDONE
CONDUCTOR
CONFESSION
CONFIDANT
CONGRATULATION
CONGREGATION
CONGRESS
CONJUGAL
CONNOISSEUR
CONSCIENCE
CONSERVATIVE
CONSOLATION
CONSUL
CONSULT
CONTEMPT
CONTRIBUTOR
CONTROVERSY
CONVENT
CONVERSATION
COOKERY
COQUETTE
CORDIALITY
CORKSCREW
CORNED
CORONATION
CORONER
CORPORAL
CORPORATION
CORPSE
CORRUPT
CORSAIR
COUNTERFEIT
COUNTRY
COUPLE
COURT FOOL
COVET
COW
COWARD
COWLICK
COYNESS
CRADLE
CRAFT
CRAPULENT
CRAYFISH
CREDITOR
CREMATION
CREMONA
CRESCENT
CREST
CRIBBAGE
CRITIC
CROSS
CUDGEL
CUI BONO
CULPRET
CUNNING
CUPID
CUR
CURIOSITY
CURSE
CUSTARD
CYNIC

D
DAD
DADO
DAMN
DANCE
DANDLE
DANDY
DANGER
DARING
DARLING
DAWN
DATARY
DAY
DEAD
DEBAUCHEE
DEBT
DECALOGUE
DECANTER
DECIDE
DEER
DEFAME
DEFAULTER
DEFENCELESS
DEFENDANT
DEFRAUD
DEGENERATE
DEGRADATION
DEINOTHERIUM
DEIPAROUS
DEIST
DEJEUNER
DELEGATION
DELIBERATION
DELUGE
DELUSION
DEMAGOGUE
DEMENTED
DEMI-JOHN
DEMISE
DEMON
DEMONOMANIA
DEMURE
DENTIST
DENY
DEPENDENT
DEPILATORY
DEPORTMENT
DEPOSIT
DEPRAVED
DEPRESSION
DEPUTY
DERANGED
DERISION
DESCEDANT
DESCENT
DESERT
DESERTION
DESERVE
DESHABILLE
DESICCATE
DESPATCHES
DESTINY
DETECTIVE
DEVIL
DEVOTION
DEW
DEXTRALITY
DIAGNOSIS
DIAMOND
DIAPHRAGM
DIARY
DICE
DICTATOR
DICTIONARY
DIE
DIGESTION
DINE
DIPLOMACY
DIRECTOR
DISABUSE
DISANNUL
DISCREDITABLE
DISCRIMINATE
DISCUSSION
DISEASE
DISENCHANT
DISHONESTY
DISINCORPORATION
DISOBEDIENCE
DISOBEY
DISREPUTE
DISSEMBLE
DISSYLLABLE
DISTANCE
DISTILLERY
DISTRESS
DIVINATION
DIVINE
DIVORCE
DOCTOR
DOCTRINAIRE
DOG
DOMESTIC
DOMESTIC
DOTAGE
DOWRY
DRAGON
DRAGOON
DRAMATIST
DROPSY
DROWSY
DRUIDS
DRUNK
DUCK-BILL
DUEL
DULLARD
DUTY

E
EAT
EAVESDROP
ECCENTRICITY
ECONOMY
EDIBLE
EDITOR
EDUCATION
EFFECT
EFFEROUS
EGO
EGOTIST
EJECTION
ELECTED
ELECTIONEER
ELECTOR
ELECTRICITY
ELEGY
ELEPHANT
ELEUSINIAN
ELOPE
ELOQUENCE
ELYSIUM
EMANCIPATION
EMBALM
EMBASSADOR
EMBER DAYS
EMBEZZLE
EMERGENCY
EMETIC
EMOTION
EMPEROR
EMPYREAN
ENCOMIAST
ENCOMIUM
ENCORE
ENCOURAGE
ENCUMBRANCE
END
ENDEAR
ENEMY
ENGLISH
ENIGMA
ENOUGH
ENTERTAINMENT
ENTHUSIASM
ENTR'ACTE
ENVELOPE
ENVY
EOCENE
EPAULET
EPICURE
EPIDEMIC
EPIDERMIS
EPIGRAM
EPITAPH
EQUAL
EQUALITY
ERIN
ERMINE
ERR
ERUDITION
ESOPHAGUS
ESOTERIC
ESQUIRE
ESSENTIAL
ESTEEM
ESTOPPEL
ETHNOLOGY
ETIQUETTE
EUCALYPTUS
EUCHARIST
EUCHRE
EULOGY
EUPHEMISM
EVANESCENCE
EVANGELIST
EVERLASTING
EVOLUTION
EXCEPTION
EXCESS
EXCOMMUNICATION
EXCURSION
EXECUTIONER
EXECUTIVE
EXHORT
EXILE
EXISTENCE
EXONERATE
EXPECTATION
EXPEDIENCY
EXPERIENCE
EXPOSTULATION
EXTINCTION

F
FABLE
FAIRY
FAITH
FALSEHOOD
FAMILY
FAMOUS
FANATIC
FARCE
FASHION
FATHER
FATIGUE
FAULT
FAUN
FAUNA
FEAR
FEAST
FELON
FEMALE
FERULE
FIB
FICKLENESS
FIDDLE
FIDELITY
FIEND
FIG-LEAF
FILIAL
FINANCE
FLAG
FLATTER
FLESH
FLINT
FLIRTATION
FLOOD
FLOP
FLUNKEY
FLUTE
FLY
FLY-SPECK
FOE
FOG
FOLD
FOLLY
FOOL
FOOLHARDY
FOOTPRINTS
FORBIDDEN
FORCE
FOREFINGER
FOREIGN
FOREIGNER
FOREMAN
FORENOON
FOREORDINATION
FORESIGHT
FORGETFULNESS
FORGIVENESS
FORK
FORMA PAUPERIS
FORTUNE-HUNTER
FOUNDLING
FRAGMENT
FRAIL
FRANKALMOIGNE
FRATRICIDE
FRAUD
FREEBOOTER
FREEDMAN
FREEDOM
FREEMASONS
FREE-SCHOOL
FREETHINKER
FREE-TRADE
FREE-WILL
FRESHMAN
FRIAR
FRIEND
FRIENDLESS
FRIENDSHIP
FRISKY
FROG
FRONTISPIECE
FRYING-PAN
FUNCTIONARY
FUNERAL
FUNNY
FUTURE

G
GALLOWS
GAMBLER
GAMBLING
GARGOYLE
GARTER
GAS-METER
GASTRIC JUICE
GAWBY
GAWK
GEESE
GENDER
GENEALOGY
GENERALLY
GENEROUS
GENESIS
GENIUS
GENT
GENTEEL
GENTLEMAN
GENTLEWOMAN
GENUFLECTION
GENUINE
GEOGRAPHER
GEOLOGY
GERMAN
GHOST
GHOUL
GIMLET
GIPSY
GIRAFFE
GLOOM
GLUTTON
GNOME
GNOSTICS
GNU
GOLD
GOLD-BUG
GOOD
GOOSE
GORDIAN KNOT
GORGON
GOUT
GOVERNMENT
GOVERNOR
GRACES
GRAMMAR
GRAPE
GRAPESHOT
GRASS
GRASSHOPPER
GRATITUDE
GRAVE
GRAVITATION
GREAT
GRIFFIN
GRIME
GRIP
GROAN
GUARDIAN
GUILLOTINE
GUILT
GUINEA
GUINEA-PIG
GULL
GUM
GUNPOWDER
GYMNAST
GYMNODANTES
GYMNOSOPHISTSGALLOWS

H
HABEAS CORPUS
HABIT
HADES
HAG
HALCYON
HALF
HALO
HAMMER
HAND
HANDKERCHIEF
HANGMAN
HAPPINESS
HARANGUE
HARBOR
HARDWARE
HARMONISTS
HASH
HATCHET
HATRED
HAUGHTY
HAUTBOY
HEAD
HEAD-MONEY
HEARER
HEARSE
HEART
HEAT
HEATHEN
HEAVEN
HEBREW
HEDGEHOG
HEIGH-HO
HELL
HELPMATE
HEMP
HERMIT
HERS
HESITATION
HIBERNATE
HIPPOGRIFF
HIRELING
HISTORIAN
HISTORY
HOG
HOME
HOMESICK
HOMICIDE
HOMILETICS
HOMŒOPATHIST
HOMŒOPATHY
HOMOIOUSIAN
HONEST
HONORABLE
HOPE
HORNET
HORRID
HORSE
HOSPITAL
HOSPITALITY
HOST
HOSTILITY
HOURI
HOUSE
HOUSELESS
HOVEL
HUG
HUMANITARIAN
HUMANITY
HUMORIST
HUN
HUNGER
HUNT
HURRICANE
HURRY
HUSBAND
HYBRID
HYDRA
HYENA
HYGEIA
HYPOCHONDRIASIS
HYPOCRITE

I

ICHOR
ICHTHYOLOGIST
ICONOCLAST
IDIOT
IDLENESS
IDOL
IDOLATOR
IGNIS FATUUS
IGNORAMUS
ILLUMINATI
ILLUSTRIOUS
IMAGINATION
IMBECILITY
IMMACULATE
IMMIGRANT
IMMODEST
IMMOLATION
IMMORAL
IMMORTALITY
IMPALE
IMPARTIAL
IMPECCABLE
IMPENITENCE
IMPERIALIST
IMPIETY
IMPLACABLE
IMPORTER
IMPOSITION
IMPOSTOR
IMPROBABILITY
IMPROMPTU
IMPROPRIETY
IMPROVIDENCE
IMPROVISATOR
IMPRUDENCE
IMPRUDENCE
IMPUNITY
INADMISSIBLE
INALTERABLE
INAPPROPRIATENESS
INAUSPICIOUS
INAUSPICIOUSLY
INCATENATION
INCENSE
INCIVISM
INCOME
INCOMPATIBILITY
INCOMPOSSIBLE
INCOMPREHENSIBILITY
INCONSIDERATE
INCONSOLABLE
INCONSTANCY
INCONSTANT
INCORPORATION
INCUBATE
INCUBUS
INCUMBENT
INDECISION
INDIAN
INDIFFERENT
INDIGESTION
INDISCRETION
INEXPEDIENT
INFANCY
INFERIÆ
INFIDEL
INFLUENCE
INFRALAPSARIAN
INGRATE
INGRATITUDE
INHUMANITY
INJURY
INJUSTICE
INK
IN'ARDS
INNATE
INNOCENCE
INQUISITION
INSANE
INSANITY
INSCRIPTION
INSECTIVORA
INSOLVENT
INSPIRATION
INSURANCE
INSURRECTION
INTELLECTUAL
INTELLIGENT
INTEMPERANCE
INTENTION
INTERIM
INTERLOCUTOR
INTERPRETER
INTERREGNUM
INTERVIEW
INTIMACY
INTOXICATION
INTRACTABLE
INTRODUCTION
INTRUDER
INUNDATION
INVASION
INVENTOR
IRRELIGION
ISTHMUS
ITCH
IVORY

J
J
JACOB'S-LADDER
JEALOUS
JEALOUSY
JESTER
JEWS-HARP
JOCKEY
JOSS-STICKS
JOVE
JOY
JUDGE
JURISPRUDENCE
JURY
JUSTICE
JUTE

K
K
KANGAROO
KEEP
KILL
KILT
KINDNESS
KINE
KING
KING'S EVIL
KISS
KLEPTOMANIAC
KNIGHT
KORAN
KRISHNA

L
LABOR
LACE
LACTEAL FLUID
LADY
LAND
LANGUAGE
LAOCOÖN
LAP
LAPIDATE
LAST
LATITUDINARIAN
LAUGHTER
LAUREATE
LAUREL
LAW
LAWFUL
LAWYER
LAY-FIGURE
LAZINESS
LEAD
LEAGUE
LEARNING
LEATHERHEAD
LECTURER
LEGACY
LEGISLATOR
LEISURE
LEONINE
LEPTOCEPHALIDANS
LETHE
LETTUCE
LEVELER
LEVIATHAN
LEVITE
LEXICOGRAPHER
LIAR
LIBELOUS
LIBERTARIAN
LIBERTINE
LIBERTY
LICKSPITTLE
LIFE
LIGHTHOUSE
LIMB
LINEN
LINGUIST
LITERALLY
LITERATURE
LITIGANT
LITIGATION
LIVER
LL.D.
LOCK-AND-KEY
LODGER
LOGIC
LOGOMACHY
LOKE
LONGANIMITY
LONGEVITY
LOOKING-GLASS
LOQUACITY
LORD
LORE
LOSS
LOVE
LOW-BRED
LUMINARY
LUNARIAN
LURCH
LYRE

M
MA
MACARONI
MACE
MACHINATION
MACROBIAN
MAD
MAGDALENE
MAGIC
MAGISTRATE
MAGNET
MAGNIFICENT
MAGNITUDE
MAGPIE
MAIDEN
MAJESTY
MALE
MALEFACTOR
MALTHUSIAN
MALTHUSIASM
MAMMALIA
MAMMON
MAN
MANES
MANICHEISM
MANNA
MARCH
MARRIAGE
MARTYR
MARVELLOUS
MATERIAL
MAUSOLEUM
MAYONNAISE
ME
MEANDER
MEDAL
MEDIATE
MEDICINE
MEEKNESS
MEERSCHAUM
MENDACIOUS
MERCHANT
MERCY
MESMERISM
METROPOLIS
MILLENNIUM
MIND
MINE
MINISTER
MINOR
MINSTREL
MIRACLE
MISCREANT
MISDEMEANOR
MISERICORDE
MISFORTUNE
MISS
MOLECULE
MONAD
MONARCH
MONARCHICAL GOVERNMENT
MONDAY
MONEY
MONKEY
MONOGENIST
MONOLOGUE
MONOMETALLIST
MONOSYLLABIC
MONSIGNOR
MONUMENT
MORAL
MORE
MORGANATIC
MORMON
MORNING
MORROW
MORTALITY
MOSAIC
MOSQUITO
MOTION
MOTIVE
MOUSE
MOUSQUETAIRE
MOUTH
MUGWUMP
MULATTO
MULE
MULTITUDE
MUMMY
MUSTANG
MYRMIDON
MYTHOLOGY

N
NAMBY-PAMBY
NECTAR
NEGRO
NEIGHBOR
NEPOTISM
NEWTONIAN
NIHILIST
NIRVANA
NOBLEMAN
NOISE
NOMINATE
NOMINEE
NON-COMBATANT
NONSENSE
NOSE
NOTORIETY
NOUMENON
NOVEL
NOVEMBER
NUDITY

O
OATH
OBLIVION
OBSERVATORY
OBSESSED
OBSOLETE
OBSTINACY
OBSTINATE
OCCASIONAL
OCCIDENT
OCCULT
OCEAN
OFFENSIVE
OLD
OLEAGINOUS
OLYMPIAN
OMEN
OMNIPRESENT
ONCE
OPERA
OPIATE
OPPORTUNITY
OPPOSE
OPPOSITION
OPTIMISM
OPTIMIST
ORATORY
ORDINARY
ORPHAN
ORTHODOX
ORTHOGRAPHY
OSTRICH
OTHERWISE
OUTCOME
OUTDO
OUT-OF-DOORS
OUTRAGE
OUTSIDER
OVATION
OVERCHARGE
OVERDOSE
OVEREAT
OVERWORK
OWE
OYSTER

P
PAGAN
PAIN
PAINTING
PALACE
PALM
PALMISTRY
PANDEMONIUM
PANTALOONS
PANTHEISM
PANTOMIME
PARDON
PARRICIDE
PARTISAN
PASSPORT
PAST
PASTIME
PATIENCE
PATRIOT
PATRIOTISM
PEACE
PEDESTRIAN
PEDIGREE
PENITENT
PERDITION
PERFECTION
PERICARDIUM
PERIPATETIC
PERORATION
PERSEVERANCE
PERSUASION
PESSIMISM
PETTIFOGGER
PHILANTHROPIST
PHILISTINE
PHILOSOPHY
PHŒNIX
PHONOGRAPH
PHOTOGRAPH
PHRENOLOGY
PHYSICIAN
PHYSIOGNOMY
PIANO
PIANOFORTE
PICKABACK
PICKANINNY
PICTURE
PIE
PIETY
PIG
PIGMY
PILGRIM
PILLAGE
PILLORY
PIRACY
PITIFUL
PITY
PLAGIARISM
PLAGIARIZE
PLAGUE
PLAN
PLATITUDE
PLATONIC
PLATTER
PLAUDITS
PLEASE
PLEASURE
PLEBEIAN
PLEBISCITE
PLENIPOTENTIARY
PLEONASM
PLOW
PLUNDER
PLUTARCHY
PLUTOCRACY
POCKET
POETRY
POKER
POLECAT
POLICE
POLITE
POLITENESS
POLITICIAN
POLITICS
POLYGAMY
POPULIST
PORT
PORTABLE
PORTION
PORTUGUESE
POSITIVE
POSITIVISM
POSSESSION
POSTERITY
POTABLE
POVERTY
PRACTICALLY
PRAY
PRE-ADAMITE
PRECEDENT
PRECIPITATE
PREDESTINATION
PREDICAMENT
PREDICT
PREDILECTION
PRE-EXISTENCE
PREFERENCE
PREHISTORIC
PREJUDICE
PRELATE
PREROGATIVE
PRESBYTERIAN
PRESCRIPTION
PRESENT
PRESENTABLE
PRESENTIMENT
PRESIDE
PRESIDENCY
PRESIDENT
PRETTY
PREVARICATOR
PRICE
PRIMATE
PRISON
PRIVATE
PROBOSCIS
PROJECTILE
PROMISE
PROMOTE
PROOF
PROOF-READER
PROPERTY
PROPHECY
PROSPECT
PROVIDENTIAL
PRUDE
PUBLIC
PUBLISH
PUSH
PYRRHONISM

Q
QUEEN
QUILL
QUIVER
QUIXOTIC
QUORUM
QUOTATION
QUOTIENT

R
RABBLE
RACK
RADICAL
RADICALISM
RADIUM
RAGS
RAILROAD
RAMSHACKLE
RANK
RANSOM
RAPACITY
RAREBIT
RASCAL
RASCALITY
RASH
RATIONAL
RATTLESNAKE
RAZOR
REACH
READ
READING
REALISM
REALITY
REALLY
REAR
REASON
REASON
REASONABLE
REBEL
RECOLLECT
RECONCILIATION
RECONSIDER
RECOUNT
RECREATION
RECRUIT
RECTOR
REDEMPTION
REDRESS
RED-SKIN
REDUNDANT
REFERENDUM
REFLECTION
REFORM
REFUGE
REFUSAL
REGALIA
RELIGION
RELIQUARY
RENOWN
REPARATION
REPARTEE
REPENTANCE
REPLICA
REPORT
REPORTER
REPOSE
REPRESENTATIVE
REPROBATION
REPUBLIC
REQUIEM
RESIDENT
RESIGN
RESOLUTE
RESPECTABILITY
RESPIRATOR
RESPITE
RESPLENDENT
RESPOND
RESPONSIBILITY
RESTITUTION
RESTITUTOR
RETALIATION
RETRIBUTION
REVEILLE
REVELATION
REVERENCE
REVIEW
REVOLUTION
RHADOMANCER
RIBALDRY
RIBROASTER
RICE-WATER
RICH
RICHES
RIDICULE
RIGHT
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RUIN
RUM
RUMOR
RUSSIAN

S
SABBATH
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T
T
TABLE D'HÔTE
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TAKE
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TYPE
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U
UBIQUITY
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ULTIMATUM
UN-AMERICAN
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URBANITY
USAGE
UXORIOUSNESS

V
VALOR
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VOTE

W
W
WALL STREET
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WEAKNESSES
WEATHER
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WHANGDEPOOTENAWAH
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WHITE
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WIT
WITCH
WITTICISM
WOMAN
WORMS'-MEAT
WORSHIP
WRATH

X
x

Y
YANKEE
YEAR
YESTERDAY
YOKE
YOUTH

Z
ZANY
ZANZIBARI
ZEAL
ZENITH
ZEUS
ZIGZAG
ZOÖLOGY

law

the devils dictionary
n.

Once Law was sitting on the bench,
And Mercy knelt a-weeping.
"Clear out!" he cried, "disordered wench!
Nor come before me creeping.
Upon your knees if you appear,
'Tis plain you have no standing here."

Then Justice came. His Honor cried:
"Your status? — devil seize you!"
"Amica curiæ," she replied —
"Friend of the court, so please you."
"Begone!" he shouted — "there's the door —
I never saw your face before!"
—G.J.

(also: law of triviality)

(also: The Devil's Dictionary)

magnitude

the devils dictionary
Size. Magnitude being purely relative, nothing is large and nothing small. If everything in the universe were increased in bulk one thousand diameters nothing would be any larger than it was before, but if one thing remained unchanged all the others would be larger than they had been. To an understanding familiar with the relativity of magnitude and distance the spaces and masses of the astronomer would be no more impressive than those of the microscopist. For anything we know to the contrary, the visible universe may be a small part of an atom, with its component ions, floating in the life-fluid (luminiferous ether) of some animal. Possibly the wee creatures peopling the corpuscles of our own blood are overcome with the proper emotion when contemplating the unthinkable distance from one of these to another.

medal

the devils dictionary
n. A small metal disk given as a reward for virtues, attainments or services more or less authentic.
It is related of Bismarck, who had been awarded a medal for gallantly rescuing a drowning person, that, being asked the meaning of the medal, he replied: "I save lives sometimes." And sometimes he didn't.
(also: war)
(also: sports)
(also: the devils dictionary)

pre-adamite

the devils dictionary
One of an experimental and apparently unsatisfactory race that antedated Creation and lived under conditions not easily conceived. Melsius believed them to have inhabited "the Void" and to have been something intermediate between fishes and birds. Little is known of them beyond the fact that they supplied Cain with a wife and theologians with a controversy.
(also: The Devil's Dictionary)

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