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jinx

noun [S]     /dʒɪŋks/
bad luck, or a person or thing that is believed to bring bad luck: There's a jinx on this computer - it's gone wrong three times this morning!Good luck and bad luck jinxed     /dʒɪŋkst/ adjective I must be jinxed - whenever I wash a wine glass, it breaks.Fate and destiny
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