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contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
figurine - small ornamental statuette(very small statue)
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena