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mae jihk
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: mysterious control of physical forces or events through spells or special ceremonies.
Some say that witches use magic to turn people into frogs.
definition 2: tricks used to entertain by suggesting such mysterious control.
He did magic to entertain the children.
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, concerning, or used in the practice of magic.
The wizard used a magic spell to turn his visitors into mice.
similar words:
charmed, spellbound
definition 2: produced by magic or as if by magic.
The wizard put her to sleep with a magic potion.
bewitched, enchanted
similar words:
legendary, miraculous, spellbound
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The word magic contains the following part:
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.