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Harry Potter (#3) and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Extra Credit Words with Sample Sentences from the Book

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arrogant
2 uses
He too was exceedingly arrogant.
arrogant = having an excessive sense of superiority
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Book2 uses
Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
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bequeath
1 use
We bequeath it to you.
bequeath = give or pass down — often upon death in a will
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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collide
5 uses
Wood roared as Harry swerved to avoid a collision.
collision = violent impact

(editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
DefinitionGenerally collide means:
crash together with violent impact; or come into conflict
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Book5 uses
Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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contempt
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
feels contempt towards her
"Nearly wet himself," said Fred, with a contemptuous glance at Malfoy.
contemptuous = showing a lack of respect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contempt means:
lack of respect for someone or something thought inferior — often accompanied by a feeling of dislike or disgust
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Book2 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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deride
2 uses
Ahead they could see Malfoy, who was walking with Crabbe and Goyle, and kept looking back, laughing derisively.
derisively = in a mocking way (as though making fun of others)
DefinitionGenerally deride means:
to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
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Book2 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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disdain
1 use
looking disdainful
disdainful = condescending or contemptuous (with a sense of superiority and disrespectful of others)
DefinitionGenerally disdain means:
a lack of respect — often suggesting distaste and an undeserved sense of superiority

or:

to reject as not good enough
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Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 6
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enmity
1 use
The enmity between Harry and Malfoy was at its highest point ever.
enmity = hatred
DefinitionGenerally enmity means:
hatred toward someone or between people — typically long-lasting
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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furtive
2 uses
...the rest of the class kept shooting furtive glances at him,
furtive = intended not to be seen
DefinitionGenerally furtive means:
taking pains to avoid being observed

or:

in a manner indicating nervousness (being cautious or appearing suspicious)
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Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5
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haughty
2 uses
"Fine," said Hermione haughtily, and she marched off.
haughtily = condescendingly
DefinitionGenerally haughty means:
arrogant or condescending (acting superior or self-important)
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Book2 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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insolent
3 uses
Malfoy gave Professor Lupin an insolent stare,
insolent = rudely disrespectful
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Book3 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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lockjaw
1 use
The Captains walked up to each other and shook hands; Diggory smiled at Wood but Wood no, looked as though he had lockjaw and merely nodded.
lockjaw = a spasm of the jaw muscles so that the jaw remains tightly closed — caused by a bacterial infection
DefinitionGenerally lockjaw means:
a bacterial infection typically contracted through a puncture wound with a dirty object; causes a spasm of the jaw muscles so that the jaw remains tightly closed; prevented by the DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) vaccine and by subsequent booster shots every 10 years
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Book1 use
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
minute
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
minute size
The minute owl was still hooting excitedly.†
minute = very small
DefinitionGenerally this sense of minute means:
small, exceptionally small, or insignificant
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Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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mundane
2 uses
Broaden your minds, my dears, and allow your eyes to see past the mundane!
mundane = ordinary
DefinitionGenerally mundane means:
ordinary or lacking interest or excitement — possibly to the point of being boring

or more rarely:

belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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obscure
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
it obscured my view
Clouds were obscuring the moon completely.
obscuring = hiding (making less visible)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of obscure means:
to block from view or make less visible or understandable
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Book3 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 21
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putrid
1 use
He could feel its putrid breath...
putrid = disgusting
DefinitionGenerally putrid means:
rotting (an advanced state of decomposition) with a foul odor; or anything that is disgusting
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 20
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resignation   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
submitted her resignation
And he said you'd resigned.
resigned = quit (his job)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resignation means:
to quit — especially a job or position; or a document expressing such an act
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Book1 use
Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 22
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2  —1 use as in:
accepted it with resignation
Resigned to the fact that he would be the only third year staying behind again,
resigned = having accepted (an unpleasant situation)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resignation means:
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 10
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sultry
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a sultry afternoon
Even the weather seemed to be celebrating; as June approached, the days became cloudless and sultry, and all anybody felt like doing was strolling onto the grounds and flopping down on the grass with several pints of iced pumpkin juice, perhaps playing a casual game of Gobstones or watching the giant squid propel itself dreamily across the surface of the lake.
sultry = hot and humid
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 16
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tirade
1 use
Harry and Hermione left the room with the rest of the class, who waited until they were well out of earshot, then burst into a furious tirade about Snape.
tirade = speech of angry criticism
DefinitionGenerally tirade means:
a speech of angry criticism
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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wizened
1 use
It was Tom, the wizened, toothless landlord.
wizened = lean and wrinkled
DefinitionGenerally wizened means:
thin and wrinkled — typically from age or illness
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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