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paraphernalia

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1 items needed for the performance of a task or activity
  • mountain-climbing paraphernalia

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2 transportable items that one owns
  • packed up all of their paraphernalia for the move across the country

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The first known use of paraphernalia was in 1651

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“Paraphernalia.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/paraphernalia. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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