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amulet (AM-yuh-lit) noun

An object worn, especially around the neck, as a charm against evil or injury.

[Latin amuletum.]

"And, like many Thais, Alongkorn takes great solace from the Buddhist amulets hewears on a chain around his neck." Animal Attraction, The Nation, 4 Feb 1998.

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