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abracadabra

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1 a spoken word or set of words believed to have magic power
  • Originally, an abracadabra was a cryptogram of the word "abracadabra" that was repeated in diminishing form until it disappeared entirely—supposedly just like the targeted evil or misfortune.
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2 unintelligible or meaningless talk
  • After some abracadabra the spiritualist announced that we had made contact with "the other side."
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