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sorcery

Roget category 992

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.5. Religious affections
›› 6.5.4. Acts of religion

#992. Sorcery

noun

sorceryoccult art, occult sciencesmagic, the black art, necromancy, theurgy, thaumaturgydemonology, demonomy, demonshipdiablerie [Fr.], bedevilmentwitchcraft, witcheryglamorfetishism, fetichism, feticismghost dance, hoodooobi, obiismvoodoo, voodooismShamanism (Esquimaux), vampirismconjurationbewitchery, exorcism, enchantment, mysticism, second sight, mesmerism, animal magnetismod force, odylic forceelectrobiology, clairvoyancespiritualism, spirit rapping, table turning.
divination etc. (prediction) 511sortilege, ordeal, sortes Virgilianaehocus-pocus etc. (deception) 545.

verb

practice sorcery etc. n. — cast a nativity, conjure, exorcise, charm, enchantbewitch, bedevil hoodoo, voodooentrance, mesmerize, magnetizefascinate etc. (influence) 615taboowave a wandrub the ring, rub the lampcast a spellcall up spirits, call up spirits from the vasty deepraise spirits from the dead.

adjective

magic, magicalmystic, weird, cabalistic, talismanic, phylacteric, incantatorycharmed etc. v. — Circean, odylic, voodoo.



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