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devil

noun [C]  us   /ˈdev·əl/
an evil being, often represented in human form but with a tail and hornsthe Devil The Devil, in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, is the most powerful evil spirit. The devil can be used to give emphasis to a question: What the devil are you doing?
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