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necromancy

nec·ro·man·cy

necromancy

 
pronunciation:
ne kr maen si
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the art or practice of communicating with the dead, or attempting to do so, in order to divine the future.
He attended the seance hoping to expose the medium's necromancy as a sham.
definition 2: witchcraft or sorcery; black magic.
similar words:
magic, sorcery, witchcraft
derivations: necromantic (adj.), necromancer (n.)
Word Parts
The word necromancy contains the following parts:
necr, necro Greek root that means dead; death
synonyms:
mort
 
-mancy Greek noun-forming suffix that means divination