List of 426 Sets of Synonyms - How they Differ - Total of 2307 Words - 230

SYNONYMS: magic, black magic, sorcery, voodoo, witchcraft.
These nouns imply the use of tricks to produce baffling effects.

Magic is the most inclusive of these related nouns; it pertains to all supposedly supernatural powers that affects events, but is often used broadly in the sense of that which seems to transcend rational explanation.
Black magic, which is practiced with intent to do harm, is the approximate equivalent of sorcery: these specifically involve the use of charms or spells.
Voodoo is a form of sorcery that originated in Africa and is generally associated with fetishes.
Witchcraft is associated with evil intent and power derived from evil spirits; it suggests a broader set of techniques than sorcery.

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