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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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  • We were going to do the Impediment Curse!
  • Panting, Harry pushed himself away from it and ran, hard, in the opposite direction — the Impediment Curse was not permanent; the skrewt would be regaining the use of its legs at any moment.
  • Harry had soon mastered the Impediment Curse, a spell to slow down and obstruct attackers; the Reductor Curse, which would enable him to blast solid objects out of his way; and the Four-Point Spell, a useful discovery of Hermiones that would make his wand point due north, therefore enabling him to check whether he was going in the right direction within the maze.
  • "I like the look of this one," she said, "this Impediment Curse.
  • Good training for when we’re all Aurors," said Ron excitedly, attempting the Impediment Curse on a wasp that had buzzed into the room and making it stop dead in midair.

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  • Personal animosity has become an impediment to progress.

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