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


characterized by or subject to sudden, unpredictable changes; fickle


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


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


presenting favorable circumstances


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


a peculiarity of behavior; mannerism; idiosyncrasy


the ability to make valuable discoveries by chance


a wild or unpredictable notion or action; odd fancy


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

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