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devilry

  
, deviltry  
      n   pl   , -ries, -tries  
1    reckless or malicious fun or mischief  
2    wickedness or cruelty  
3    black magic or other forms of diabolism  
     (C18: from French diablerie, from diable devil)  
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devilry

  
, deviltry  
1    devilment, jiggery-pokery     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   knavery, mischief, mischievousness, monkey-business     (informal)   rascality, roguery  
2    cruelty, evil, malevolence, malice, vice, viciousness, villainy, wickedness  
3    black magic, diablerie, diabolism, sorcery  

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