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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section V. Religious Affections
1. Superhuman Beings and Regions
 
980. Evil Spirits.
 
  
NOUN:demon, fiend, devil (Satan) [See Satan]; evil genius, familiar, familiar spirit; bad -, unclean-spirit; cacodæmon or cacodemon, incubus, succubus and succuba; dæva or deev, bad peri, afreet, lamia, barghest or barguest; ogre, ogress, ghoul, vampire, harpy; Fury, the Furies, the Erinyes, the Eumenides; Titan; Friar Rush.
  imp, bad fairy, sprite, jinni or jinnee (pl. jin), genius (pl. genii), flibbertigibbet, ouphe, dwarf, troll, urchin, Cluricaune.
  changeling, elf-child, auf, oaf; were-wolf, loup-garou [F.]; satyr.
  ELEMENTAL, sylph, gnome, salamander, nymph [Rosicrucian].
  SIREN, nixie, undine, Lorelei.
  BUGBEAR, bugaboo, bogy or bogey or bogie, bug [obs.], poker [rare], goblin, hobgoblin, boggart or boggard.
  DEMONOLOGY, demonry (diabolism) [See Satan].
  
ADJECTIVE:demoniac, demoniacal, fiendish, fiendlike, evil, ghoulish; pokerish [colloq., U. S.], bewitched.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world.—Bible
  2. To another [is given] discerning of spirits.—Bible
  3. Whence and what art thou, execrable shape?—Paradise Lost

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