PRONUNCIATION: (dee-AH-bluh-ree or dee-AB-luh-ree)

MEANING: noun:
1. Sorcery; witchcraft; black magic.
2. A representation of devils or demons in art or literature.
3. Mischievous manner or conduct.

ETYMOLOGY: From French diable (devil), from Latin diabolus (devil), from Greek diabolos (slanderer), from diaballein (to slander), from dia- (across) + ballein (to hurl). Earliest documented use: 1653.

VIABLERIE - assorted living things

DISABLERIE - various unspecified handicaps

LIABLERIE - legal exposures of all sorts

D-I-Y-BLERIE - small home repair projects, when paying a professional isn't needed