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Word of the Day: "diablerie"

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diablerie \dee-AHB-luh-ree\ noun
     : the act of playing Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Example usages:
     I can't begin my diablerie at work until after 1830h.

     Friday evening quality time in our family consists of firing up our computers for a good bit of diablerie into the morning.



That's what I'd like to think it means =) This is the real dictionary entry:



diablerie \dee-AHB-luh-ree; -AB-\ noun
     : Sorcery; black magic; witchcraft.
     : Representation of devils or demons in words or pictures.
     : Mischievous conduct; deviltry.

Example usages:
     She invariably had every child in the establishment at her heels, open-mouthed with admiration and wonder, --not excepting Miss Eva, who appeared to be fascinated by her wild diablerie, as a dove is sometimes charmed by a glittering serpent.
     --Harriet Beecher Stowe, [1]Uncle Tom's Cabin

     His worst excesses of unfeeling diablerie belong to his early days.
     --Robertson Davies, "The Making of a 'Dublin Smartie,' "
     [2]New York Times, October 30, 1988

Etymology:
     Diablerie comes from the French, from diable, devil, from Latin diabolus, from Greek diabolos, "slanderer," from diaballein, "to slander," literally "to throw across," from dia-, "across" + ballein, "to throw."

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bride
Nov. 5th, 2001 09:59 am (UTC)
Heehee =)

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