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de·mon

demon

 
 
pronunciation:
di mn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an evil spirit; devil.
The story told of demons causing evil things to happen.
antonyms:
angel
similar words:
ghoul, Satan
definition 2: a person who has a great amount of energy and enthusiasm.
She is a demon for exercise.
similar words:
devil, dynamo
Word History
Demon comes from daimon, an ancient Greek word that means "a less important god" or "a good or bad spirit."
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