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Harry Potter (#3) and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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arrogant
2 uses
He too was exceedingly arrogant.
arrogant = having an excessive sense of superiority
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
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bequeath
1 use
We bequeath it to you.
bequeath = leave (or give by will) usually upon death
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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
DefinitionGenerally collide means:
crash together with violent impact; or come into conflict
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library11 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 — often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
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Book2 uses
Library11 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:
laugh at or make fun of—while showing a lack of respect
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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
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 6
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exasperated
3 uses
Ron sighed exasperatedly.
exasperatedly = with great annoyance
DefinitionGenerally exasperated means:
greatly annoyed
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Book3 uses
Library13 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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extricate
1 use
Ron, who had fought his way through to Harry's side, doubled up with laughter as they watched Malfoy fighting to extricate himself from the robe, Goyle's head still stuck inside it.
extricate = release from entanglement or difficulty
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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grovel
1 use
He shuffled forward on his knees, groveling, his hands clasped in front of him as though praying.
groveling = showing submission or fear
DefinitionGenerally grovel means:
to show submission or fear — sometimes by crawling or lying face down
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 19
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insolent
3 uses
Malfoy gave Professor Lupin an insolent stare,
insolent = rudely disrespectful
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Book3 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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medieval
4 uses
Non-magic people (more commonly known as Muggles) were particularly afraid of magic in medieval times, but not very good at recognizing it.
medieval = relating to the Middle Ages
DefinitionGenerally medieval means:
relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages
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Book4 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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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
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 21
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pervasive
1 use
A powerful and delicious smell of cooking pervaded the corridors,
pervaded = spread or filled
DefinitionGenerally pervasive means:
existing throughout something; or generally widespread
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 11
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portent
1 use
Would anyone like me to help them interpret the shadowy portents within their Orb?
portents = signs of things about to happen
DefinitionGenerally portent means:
a sign of something about to happen
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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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
Library2 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
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 22
Web Links
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
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 10
Web Links
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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Book1 use
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
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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