alchemy
medieval chemistry with focus on turning base metals into gold; or miraculous transformation
capricious
unpredictable
caravan
group of travellers banding together for safety in the desert
corral
enclosure made for defence of camp, or to confine livestock
divination
predicting the future
hookah
Arabic tobacco pipe
infidel
person who has no religion, or whose religion is not that of the majority
Levanter
Easterly wind
Maktub
It is written (Arabic)
prognostication
prediction
Rabbi
chief religious official of a synagogue
sacristy
room in a church where the priest prepares for a service, and where vestments are kept
seminary
college to educate aspiring clergy in philosophy, theology and the religious life