fascination, charm, bewitch

JLPT1 G7 S15 F1206

As per # (obscure) + 鬼 (large, lumpy being) → be enchanted (compare ) by an obscure entity → *enchantment*; *fascination*; *charm*. The compound 魑魅魍魎 is a general term for evil spirits resident in forests, mountains and rivers.

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