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amulet vs. talisman

[ am-yuh-lit ]
  1. a small object worn to ward off evil, harm, or illness or to bring good fortune; a protective charm.
[ tal-is-muhn, -iz- ]
  1. a stone, ring, or other object, engraved with figures or characters supposed to possess occult powers and worn as an amulet or charm.
  2. any amulet or charm.
  3. anything whose presence exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human feelings or actions.

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