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bedevil

be·dev·il

bedevil

 
pronunciation:
b de vl
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bedeviled, bedeviling, bedevils
definition: to annoy or harass devilishly; torment.
The problems of running the dilapidated school bedeviled the principal.
similar words:
beset, devil, harass
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derivation: bedevilment (n.)
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