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ghost / demon / terrible / damnable / clever / sly / crafty / (suffix for sb with a certain vice or addiction etc) / one of the 28 constellations
little demon (term of endearment for a child) / mischievous child / imp
hobgoblin / bogey / phantom
wry face / to grimace / to pull a face / comic face / face mask / devil mask
devils / refers to 日本鬼子, wartime term insult for Japanese
haunted
drunkard
ghost
lie / false words / nonsense / CL:
supernatural beings
troublemaker
absurd / strange / (interj.) curse it! / to hell with it!
evil spirit / devil
to be obsessed / to be possessed
haunted house
lit. to pretend to be in contact with supernatural beings (idiom) / fig. to engage in hocus-pocus
demon / monster
Jiugui Liquor, liquor company from 吉首
Devil (in Jewish and Christian mythology)
"white ghost", derogatory term for caucasians (Cantonese)
heavy smoker / chain smoker
to hang around / to fool around / to live aimlessly
lecher / pervert
demons and ghosts / ghouls and bogies
scapegoat / fall guy
spot baldness (alopecia areata)
to make mischief / to play tricks
to play tricks / to cheat / to get up to mischief / to become a ghost / to give up the ghost
disgusting person / slob
drunkard
crybaby
treacherous person / evil spirit
sinister design / ulterior motive
malicious spirit / devil
reggae (loanword)
supernaturally fine craft (idiom); the work of the Gods / uncanny workmanship / superlative craftsmanship
devil / You devil! (as joke or insult) / the departed
the gates of hell
will-o'-the-wisp / jack-o'-lantern
(jocularly) clever and quick-witted person
black devil (derogatory term for black or African person)
haunted house
Red Devils, nickname of Manchester United Football Club
evil monsters / (fig.) bad characters / (political) bad elements
demons and gods at work (idiom); unexplained event crying out for a supernatural explanation / curious coincidence
to pull a face / to grimace / to scowl
sneaky / secretive / furtive
top secret / hush-hush
(coll.) sleep paralysis
sb who is always hungry / glutton / (Buddhism) hungry ghost
Japanese devil (common term of abuse in wartime China and in subsequent writing)
to suspect everyone / overly suspicious
awful weather
miser / penny-pincher
to wail like ghosts and howl like wolves (idiom)
in absolute secrecy
miser / penny-pincher
lit. to appear and disappear unpredictably like a spirit or a ghost (idiom) / fig. elusive
undecipherable handwriting / scribblings / (fig.) hypocritical talk
to play tricks / to cause mischief
He who never wrongs others does not fear the knock in the night. / Rest with a clear conscience.
glutton / chowhound
to tell one lie after another (idiom) / to talk nonsense / bogus story
lazybones / idle bum
(botany) common stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)
to have secret motives / to have a guilty conscience
gambling addict
foreigner (Cantonese) / Westerner
to respect Gods and demons from a distance (idiom); to remain at a respectful distance
lit. money will make the Devil turn millstones (idiom) / fig. with money, you can do anything you like
reckless person / hothead
Devil's Island, notorious French prison off the coast of French Guyana
foreign devil / term of abuse for Westerners
gargoyle / grotesque
(coll.) to holler / to squawk
sinister plot / dirty trick / cheap trick
traitor / collaborator with the enemy
(fig.) adaptable / able to deal with various kinds of people and situations / (derog.) insincere / two-faced
sneaky / furtive
heavy smoker / chain smoker
glutton / greedy / piggish
ghost of sb devoured by a tiger who helps the tiger devour others
sb who dies prematurely
public nuisance / a wicked, mean spirited individual
supernaturally fine craft (idiom); the work of the Gods / uncanny workmanship / superlative craftsmanship
mole / spy / rat / traitor
downcast wretch / bad-tempered and unpleasant person
foreign devil / wartime term of abuse for Japanese
who would believe it! / what rubbish!
to invite the devil to one's house (idiom) / to introduce a potential source of trouble
Liu Juanzi's medical recipes bequeathed by the ghost Huang Fugui 黃父鬼|黄父鬼
unlicensed street vendor
(derog.) wannabe foreigner, a Chinese person who apes the ways of foreigners
dirty little devil (affectionate, of child)
lit. ghosts are afraid of evil too / an evil person fears someone even more evil (idiom)
Five ghosts mock the judge, or Five ghosts resist judgment (title of folk opera, idiom); important personage mobbed by a crowd of ne'er-do-wells

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