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(Not so) Worthless Word of the Day: Energumenist

Thanks, Worthless Word of the Day!

the worthless word for the day is: energumenist

[fr. Gk energoumenos, possessed by an evil spirit]
obs. rare : one possessed by demons

“The meerly passive be simply deemoniacks, but
not energumenists.”
– John Gaule, Select Cases of Conscience (1646)

“Who is the energumenist who comes up with these,
or is it a committee, or is it–”
– W. F. Buckley (to M. Thatcher, on Firing Line,
Sept. 20 1975)



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