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jinx

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjinxjinx /dʒɪŋks/ noun [singular]  UNLUCKYsomeone or something that brings bad luck, or a period of bad luck that results from this The company had suffered so many disasters that some employees feared a jinx.
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jinxContrary to all that gar-bage about being a jinx, she brought me nothing but good luck.They reckon it's a jinx after last night.This weekend they all want to end the January jinx.Now she's waiting for Wimbledon and a chance to beat her second round jinx.Muttering some vulgar exorcism to avert the jinx, Juron tore the panel open.
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