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amulet

an object worn to bring luck or to protect against evil injury

capricious

characterized by or subject to sudden, unpredictable changes; fickle

fatalism

the belief that all events are determined in advance by fate and cannot be changed by human means

incantation

a set of words spoken as a magic charm or to cast a magic spell

propitous

presenting favorable circumstances

providential

resulting from or seeming to result from divine will; fortunate; opportune.

quirk

a peculiarity of behavior; mannerism; idiosyncrasy

serendipity

the ability to make valuable discoveries by chance

vagary

a wild or unpredictable notion or action; odd fancy

vicissitude

one of the sudden or unexpected changes or shifts often encountered in one's life, activities, or surroundings.

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