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Apotrope (adj.: apotropaic) refers to objects such as amulets and talismans or other symbols intended to "ward off evil" or "avert or combat evil."

Apotropaic:
-having the power to prevent evil or bad luck
-warding off or "turning away" evil. [Greek apo an intensifier + tropos a turn].

Usufruct from ancient Roman law (and now a part of many civil law systems), "usufruct" means the rights to the product of another's property. For example, a farmer may give a right of "usufruct" of his land to a neighbor, thus enabling that neighbor to sow and reap the harvest of that land.
-the right of using another’s property for profit, without spoiling its substance.
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Every year, more and more perfectly good English words are lost due to no fault of their own. Please adopt a word, treasure it and use it. Our language will be richer for it.

Visit Save the Words for more information.

I have adopted Scathefire:

When the scathefire was done, there was nothing left of the town but ashes.

A destructive fire.

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