I came across the word apotropaic yesterday. It means “designed to avert evil” – for instance, garlic when it’s used to repel vampires. But I’m thinking, if you use a word like “apotropaic” for something as simple as averting evil, you might be averting some readers too.
(Merriam-Webster adds that there’s an adverbial form: “apotropaically.” As in, “I shall be using this garlic apotropaically.” Dude, you gonna get bit.)
Also, in the unlikely event that you haven’t yet seen the sweet, sweet new Star Wars trailer, well, here’s the sweet, sweet new Star Wars trailer:
See you Monday!