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Synonyms for malefic

having or exerting a malignant influence

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The objection, however, takes issue with the notion that malefic metremes can be made positive.
The letter explores succinctly all of the malefic effects of a "passion violente" (396): pain, infidelity, deception, punishment, vengeance (on this, see also Hodgson).
It is not the outcome of a cultural investment operated by malefic powers.
They serve useful and malefic causes, as they help or endanger human specie ...
Herbert's parson is not Fish's malefic supervisor and sentinel enthroned at the center of his parochial panopticon, surveying, judging, and chastising others, nor is he a sanctimonious hypocrite.
The renamed sword, still essentially malefic, represents the internal dilemma of this flawed hero, who cannot escape himself no matter how many times he changes his own name: it gives him "the power to make terrible mistakes" (Poudrier 36).
In the second, it is an evil appearance - of the order of malefic" (Baudrillard, 1983, p.9).
Wugidgem and the Snow Queen" (9780979678073, $7.99, 94pp) Debby and Michael art struck gravely ill at the hands of Malefic. Mr.
The machine beneath him popped and spat, as if choking, until he cracked the throttle and it roared, throating its malefic intent.
The actor did not reveal much information about his and Tom Hiddleston's (Loki) role in the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" that brings together Marvel superheroes to fight against the eight feet tall robot and malefic force Ultron.
I think that a particular characteristic for the Romanian mythical imaginary that survived through the folk literature is the fact that the representation of the feminine monstrousness--with a very few exceptions--Gheonoaia (The Death, The Plague), Stima apei they are ambivalent forces, not always malefic manifestations, or representatives of the negative potential.
It is an offering to Devas to ward off the malefic effects if any following the massive task and a job well done.
Students were challenged to use chemistry to test the blood, powder, liquid and the ink on the ransom note to determine whether the dog killer was Patti Peril, Chris Nefarious or Ida Malefic, each of whom had sent threatening emails to the dog's owner, Seymour Skinner.
Most Indian politicians wear rings with stones tailored to specific planetary conjunctions that are providential for them, or designed to ward off malefic influences from planets unfavorably situated on their birth charts.