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Synonyms for abracadabra

unintelligible or nonsensical talk or language

esoteric, formulaic, and often incomprehensible speech relating to the occult

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gibberish and nonsense

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Like a slice of pie resting in the margin of the book, the Abracadabra cone is visible near the lower right of the parchment.
"West Virginia Public Broadcasting is proud to help produce and to air Abracadabra. West Virginia children need to see West Virginia's healthy role models, and that's what this show does," said Scott Finn, West Virginia Public Broadcasting executive director.
Marinelli was a most sought after TV commercial director who also gave Abracadabra its first regional TVJ commercial production assignment.
I enjoyed your article on abracadabra ("Jewish Word," May/June 2014), but it is unnecessarily complex and equivocal, perhaps because of the author's view of languages as discrete objects, rather than the fluid mental and social constructs that they really are.
The fashion magazine's March issue includes a feature called 'Abracadabra' that is clicked by veteran fashion photographer Steven Meisel and features Brauw in a series of images with her skin darkened draped in ethnic clothes, and in some, is surrounded by African animals, Stuff.co.nz reported.
In "Gentleman," Psy performs a dance known as the "Abracadabra," whose namesake originates from this Brown Eyed Girls music single and music video.
With the wave of a magic wand and the special words' abracadabra' we join Hedgehog on his magical adventure which ends with a great surprise.
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So let's have fun with some random song titles then, and see how many you can use during your normal day: INXS -- Mediate Sheena Easton -- Strut Def Leopard -- Hysteria Steve Miller Band -- Abracadabra Michael Sembello -- Maniac Animotion -- Obsession Swing Out Sister -- Breakout Madonna -- Vogue Guru Josh -- Infinity The Boo Radleys -- Kaleidoscope Green Day -- Basketcase
Clarke, the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, memorably noted that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." If carrying around the equivalent of all of the world's libraries on the smartphone in your pocket isn't enough to give you that abracadabra feeling, consider this latest geek-dream made real: a new iPhone app called Word Lens.
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Abracadabra - German Humour Goes Global, The Stand, Glasgow Henning Wehn and Otto Kuhnle prove there's nothing lacking in the German sense of humour.
The live action nominees are "The Door," "Instead of Abracadabra," "Kavi," "Miracle Fish" and "The New Tenants." The films, 17 to 20 minutes long, deal in topics as diverse as the effects of the Chernobyl disaster and a boy's dreams of escaping child labor to go to school and play cricket.
The entries include abracadabra, bibbidy-bobbidy-boo, flagrate, ngh-hlu-khy-wig, saleh, and Zabba.
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