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Friday the 13th

October 9, 2017
If you suffer from triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13), you may want to stop reading now. Different cultures have considered Friday and the number 13 unlucky for thousands of years. Even today, some believe that the combination of the two is an especially jinxed event. The words on this list all relate to superstition, belief, luck, and unexplained phenomena.
foretell
The chief objects of Pagan religions were to foretell the future, to explain the universe, to avert calamity, to obtain the assistance of the gods.
jinx
Roberts insisted he did not believe in jinxes.
kismet
"Such a chain of circumstances almost makes one believe in kismet," I sighed.
occult
Age and experience had sharpened Clara’s ability to divine the occult and to move objects from afar.
omen
It’s all right not to believe in luck and omens.
paranormal
There are many tales of the paranormal, but an often-reported phenomenon is that of the invisible apparition.
phobia
Certain obsessive ideas and idiosyncracies of his, closely bordering upon phobia, would seem to indicate grave psychic disorder.
providence
It is all luck, or providence, depending on what you believe.
subconscious
It was as if my subconscious was speaking to me about everything that I kept penned up inside of me.
supernatural
The ancients were convinced that dreams were usually supernatural.
superstition
“They are only bedtime stories — it is superstition, nothing more.”
oracle
In many of the larger monasteries, too, they have oracles who are consulted far and wide and supposed to be able to foretell the future.
prophecy
There was this prophecy that said when I turned sixteen, bad things would happen.

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