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Topic: OCCULT

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: Svengali, character who uses hypnotism to get control over people in the book Trilby (1894) by George Du Maurier

Svengali

noun
     
Sven‧ga‧li [countable]
RO a man who has the power to control people's minds and make them do bad or immoral things
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