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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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capacious
1 use
Opening it, she proceeded to force the painting inside and despite the fact that it was patently too large to fit inside the tiny bag, within a few seconds it had vanished, like so much ease, into the bag's capacious depths.
capacious = large in capacity
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contrast
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
contrast their writing styles
This was in contrast the only Wizarding photograph on the walls which was a picture of four Hogwarts students standing arm in arm, laughing at the camera.
in contrast = in a comparison that shows differences
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contrast means:
point to differences between; or compare to show differences
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1st useChapter 10
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correspond   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
corresponding by email
He not only won every prize of note that the school offered, he was soon in regular correspondence with the most notable magical names of the day, including Nicolas Flamel, the celebrated alchemist; Bathilda Bagshot, the noted historian; and Adalbert Waffling, the magical theoretician.†
correspondence = communication by writing letters
DefinitionGenerally this sense of correspond means:
communicate by writing letters or email
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2  —1 use as in:
foreign correspondent of the paper
We like to refer to him as the Chief Death Eater, and here to give his views on some of the more insane rumors circulating about him, I'd like to introduce a new correspondent.†
correspondent = reporter
DefinitionGenerally this sense of correspondent means:
a reporter — typically from a foreign country or with a particular expertise
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discord
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
discordant music
the screams and bangs and all the discordant sounds of the battle
discordant = unpleasant (sounds)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of discord means:
unpleasant sound — especially a combination of sounds that sound wrong together (though sometimes done intentionally in music)
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distend
1 use
As Scabior said it, Harry's scar, which was stretched tight across his distended forehead, burned savagely.
distended = extended or swollen
DefinitionGenerally distend means:
to extend — especially the swelling outward of a part of the body; e.g., the stomach
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dogmatic
1 use
  "I recognize the grooved markings around the base, that's an Erumpent horn and it's incredibly dangerous - I don't know where you got it-"
  "I bought it," said Xenophilius dogmatically.
dogmatically = insisting what she says is the absolute truth
DefinitionGenerally dogmatic means:
prone to stating opinions as absolute truth
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elated
5 uses
He had thought that he would feel elated if they managed to steal back the Horcrux, but somehow he did not; all he felt... was worry about what would happen next.
elated = had a feeling of happiness and excitement
DefinitionGenerally elated means:
full of happiness and excitement
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explicit
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
explicit instructions
This is the one that gives explicit instructions on how to make a Horcrux.†
explicit = clear and detailed
DefinitionGenerally this sense of explicit means:
clear and with enough detail so there is no confusion
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1st useChapter 6
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jubilant
6 uses
He had expected to hear cheer of triumph and jubilation at his death,
jubilation = high-spirited delight
DefinitionGenerally jubilant means:
full of happiness and joy — typically because of some triumph or success
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Monsieur
11 uses
Mr. and Mrs. Weasley were now sleeping in the sitting room, having shouted down Monsieur and Madame Delacour's protests
Monsieur = Mr. (in French)

(editor's note:  And Madame is the French way to address a female.)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of Monsieur means:
French equivalent to:  "Mr." in English

or:

French equivalent to: "sir" in English (a polite way to address a male)
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1st useChapter 6
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perfidy
1 use
In spite of my perfidy, she was desperate to see me one more time.
perfidy = deliberate betrayal
DefinitionGenerally perfidy means:
an act of deliberate betrayal; or such behavior
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perspective
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
Keep it in perspective
That really puts our sufferings into perspective, doesn't it?†
perspective = a sensible view of a situation
DefinitionGenerally this sense of perspective means:
a sensible view of a situation that considers its different parts in a balanced way
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1st useChapter 19
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phenomenon
1 use
Ron was drawing attention to this odd phenomenon by regarding Travers with confusion.†
phenomenon = something that exists and is of special interest
DefinitionGenerally phenomenon means:
something that exists or happened — especially something of special interest — sometimes someone or something that is extraordinary
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1st useChapter 26
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querulous
1 use
he cried in a high-pitched, querulous voice,
querulous = whiny (complaining)
DefinitionGenerally querulous means:
habitually complaining — especially in a high-pitched whiny voice
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remorse
10 uses
When he saw what he had done, he was overcome with remorse.
remorse = a feeling of deep regret
DefinitionGenerally remorse means:
a feeling of deep regret for doing something that was wrong
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1st useChapter 6
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sanguine
1 use
Harry, who did not feel as sanguine as he had pretended when reassuring Hermione, was glad to reach the gate and the slippery pavement.
sanguine = confidently optimistic and cheerful
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serpent
11 uses
Voldemort swept from the room without a backward glance, and the great serpent floated after him
serpent = snake
DefinitionGenerally serpent means:
a snake
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1st useChapter 12
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stupefy
9 uses
He leapt over an armchair and wrested the three wands from Draco's grip, pointed all of them at Greyback, and yelled, "Stupefy!"
stupefy = make one unable to think

(editor's note:  In this case, the word is used as the name of spell. But the name was chosen because of the common meaning of the word. Outside of Rowling's novels, the word is more commonly seen in the form stupefied—meaning "made unable to think.")
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1st useChapter 4
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venerate
1 use
He venerated Snape, the first Slytherin headmaster since he himself had controlled the school,
venerated = respected
DefinitionGenerally venerate means:
regard with feelings of respect and reverence
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