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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.