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"I wandered into the garden of good and evil with a handful of books and harvested a bumper crop of wicked words."
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In the 'Thomas Covenant Chronicles', Stephen Donaldson named his villain Lord Foul. Foul is a synonym of wicked that speaks of a morally detestable nature; however, it may also lean toward obstruction, dishonour or pollution. Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of foul?
I thumbed through my series of Martin Beck crime novels and spotted the title "Abominable Man". I realised that abominable is as similar to wicked as much as which one of the following is NOT similar?
I picked Eric Van Lustbader's 1983 novel 'Black Heart'. "Oh dear" I thought, "'black-hearted' could also be a synonym of wicked". I checked my thesaurus and found which of the following words to confirm my suspicions?
I found all three
I turned to poetry to get some relief. Unfortunately I'd stumbled upon Li Po's 'Nefarious War'. Nefarious taunted me with its similarity to the word wicked. Fortunately only one of his friends was among the following words, which one is a synonym of nefarious?
Reading through JRR Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' I noted the creature, Gollum, using the word 'tricksy'. This had a wicked, mischievous sound about it, much like three of the following words. Which word does NOT fit?
I picked up a John D. MacDonald story, 'The Dreadful Lemon Sky' and started to feel uneasy because I knew that dreadful was a synonym of wicked. I was assaulted by four words but fortunately one of them was an antonym of dreadful. Which one?
Ironically, I hit the chair as I reached for my copy of Tom Robbins' 'Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates' and a wicked (or fierce) pain shot through my elbow. Other words shot through my mind. Are all these words synonyms of fierce?
Furious, tearing, cut-throat and boisterous.
Looking for something lighter I grabbed my 'Ace-High' (Western) magazine and soon realised that ace, meaning good or skilful, is synonymous with wicked when wicked is used informally. Which of the following words is also a synonym of ace?
Evangeline Walton's book, 'Island of the Mighty', reminded me that the word mighty also has similarities with wicked, as in "a mighty or wicked wind". However, which of the following is NOT a synonym of mighty?
I'd saved my Spike Milligan for last only to be assailed by a thesaurus of wicked words, 'Sir Nobonk and the Terrible, Dreadful, Awful, Naughty, Nasty Dragon'. I liked the word naughty, it implied mischief, but which of the following is an antonym of naughty?
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