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charisma

noun [U] uk   /kəˈrɪz.mə/ us  
C2 a special power that some people have naturally that makes them able to influence other people and attract their attention and admiration: On screen Garbo had this great charisma so that you couldn't take your eyes off her. How did a man of so little personal charisma get to be prime minister?
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