Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 704 words

Some words from J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." (Warning: possible spoilers in the example sentences!)
  1. blither
    to talk foolishly
    They're supposed to be, you blithering idiot!
  2. prat
    the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    I was an idiot, I was a pompous prat, I was a - a -
    I'm sorry, Dad.
  3. snakelike
    resembling a serpent in form
    Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken, the white hands empty, the snakelike face vacant and unknowing.
  4. waxwork
    an effigy (usually of a famous person) made of wax
    Dumbledore's favourite solution, love, which he claimed conquered death, though love did not stop him falling from the tower and breaking like an old waxwork?
  5. two-faced
    marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    The Dark Lord wants him alive —





    And that's the second time we've saved your life tonight, you two-faced bastard!
  6. basilisk
    (classical mythology) a serpent (or lizard or dragon) able to kill with its breath or glance
    That's a Basilisk, listeners.
  7. gift wrap
    attractive wrapping paper suitable for wrapping gifts
    Brilliant, I’ll go and get one of our other ancient goblin-made swords and you can gift wrap it
    I knew Ginny was lying about that tattoo.
  8. holey
    allowing passage in and out
    With the whole world of ear-related humour before you, you go for holey?
  9. memorise
    commit to memory; learn by heart
    Ron stared around the room as though he was bidden to memorise it.
  10. strip down
    get undressed
    Maybe the Ministry should get some people onto that, instead of wasting their time stripping down Deluminators or covering up breakouts from Azkaban.
  11. wand
    a thin supple twig or rod
    I'm only yanking your wand, I'm Fred really--





    Pathetic, pathetic!
  12. fang
    canine tooth of a carnivorous animal; used to seize and tear its prey
    There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione's arms.
  13. stare down
    overcome or cause to waver or submit by (or as if by) staring
    Voldemort was dead, killed by his own rebounding curse, and Harry stood with two wands in his hands, staring down at his enemy's shell.
  14. by luck
    by accident
    I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans.
  15. empty words
    loud and confused and empty talk
    The empty words could not disguise the fact that his parents' mouldering remains lay beneath snow and stone, indifferent, unknowing.
  16. eater
    someone who consumes food for nourishment
    I'd say that it's one short step from 'wizards first' to 'purebloods first' to 'Death Eaters'.
  17. splay
    spread open or apart
    And Harry, with the unerring skill of the Seeker, caught the wand in his free hand as Voldemort fell backward, arms splayed, the slit pupils of the scarlet eyes rolling upward.
  18. unknowing
    unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge
    The empty words could not disguise the fact that his parents' mouldering remains lay beneath snow and stone, indifferent, unknowing.
  19. bloke
    a boy or man
    Yeah, thirteen of us against one bloke who's not allowed to use magic; we've got no chance.
  20. Merlin
    (Arthurian legend) the magician who acted as King Arthur's advisor
    So why in the name of Merlin's saggy left -



    How in the name of Merlin's pants have you managed to get your hands on those Horcrux books?
  21. cockroach
    any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests
    Love, which did not prevent me stamping out your Mudblood mother like a cockroach, Potter — and nobody seems to love you enough to run forward this time and take my curse.
  22. yank
    pull, or move with a sudden movement
    I'm only yanking your wand, I'm Fred really--





    Pathetic, pathetic!
  23. wrecker
    someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job
    I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans.
  24. moldy
    covered with or smelling of mold
    We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter's the one, And Voldy's gone moldy so now lets have fun!
  25. golden chain
    an ornamental shrub or tree of the genus Laburnum; often cultivated for Easter decorations
    What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends...friends...friends...friends...
  26. disinherit
    prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
    If you're not in Gryffindor, we'll disinherit you, but no pressure.
  27. headmaster
    presiding officer of a school
    Our headmaster is taking a short break.
  28. shop window
    a window of a store facing onto the street; used to display merchandise for sale in the store
    The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square, and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe.
  29. silver lining
    a consoling aspect of a difficult situation
    There's the silver lining I've been looking for."
  30. breakout
    an escape from jail
    Maybe the Ministry should get some people onto that, instead of wasting their time stripping down Deluminators or covering up breakouts from Azkaban.
  31. waddle
    walk unsteadily
    The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square, and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe.
  32. move around
    pass to the other side of
    People were moving around, trying to comfort each other, drinking, kneeling beside the dead, but he could not see any of the people he loved, no hint of Hermione, Ron, Ginny or any of the other Weasleys, no Luna.
  33. scrawny
    being very thin
    Imagine if something went wrong and we were stuck as specky, scrawny gits forever.
  34. elves
    an acronym for emissions of light and very low frequency perturbations due to electromagnetic pulse sources; extremely bright extremely short (less than a msec) electrical flashes forming a huge ring (up to 400 km diameter) in the ionosphere
    Of house- elves and children's tales, of love, loyalty, and innocence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing.
  35. moulder
    break down
    The empty words could not disguise the fact that his parents' mouldering remains lay beneath snow and stone, indifferent, unknowing.
  36. recommence
    cause to start anew
    If, at the end of that hour, you have not come to me, have not given yourself up, then battle recommences.
  37. hallow
    render holy by means of religious rites
    "I have seen your heart and it is mine"





    Are you refering to the symbol of The Deathly Hallows?
  38. every last
    (used as intensive) every
    This time, I shall enter the fray myself, Harry Potter, and I shall find you, and I shall punish every last man, woman, and child who has tried to conceal you from me.
  39. broomstick
    the handle of a broom
    Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
  40. elf
    (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
    Here lies Dobby, a Free Elf.
  41. stamp out
    end or extinguish by forceful means
    Love, which did not prevent me stamping out your Mudblood mother like a cockroach, Potter — and nobody seems to love you enough to run forward this time and take my curse.
  42. bash
    hit hard
    We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter's the one, And Voldy's gone moldy so now lets have fun!
  43. go wrong
    be unsuccessful
    Dumbledore's last plan went wrong, Harry Potter!
  44. Regulus
    the brightest star in Leo
    Fight the Dark Lord, in the name of brave Regulus!
  45. combatant
    someone who fights (or is fighting)
    The world had ended, so why had the battle not ceased, the castle fallen silent in horror, and every combatant laid down their arms?
  46. lie about
    hang around idly
    Brilliant, I’ll go and get one of our other ancient goblin-made swords and you can gift wrap it
    I knew Ginny was lying about that tattoo.
  47. pull at
    pluck or pull at with the fingers
    Then he heard a terrible cry that pulled at his insides, that expressed agony of a kind neither flame nor curse could cause[...]
  48. baggy
    not fitting closely; hanging loosely
    And what in the name of Merlin's most baggy Y fronts is so important?
  49. damper
    a depressing restraint
    No. A brutal triple murder by the bridegroom's mother might put a bit of a damper on the wedding.
  50. take up arms
    commence hostilities
    If you wish to leave with your students we shall not stop you, but if any of you attempt to sabotage our resistance or take up arms against us within this castle, then Horace, we duel to kill.
  51. wizard
    one who practices magic or sorcery
    I'd say that it's one short step from ' wizards first' to 'purebloods first' to 'Death Eaters'.
  52. lie with
    have sexual intercourse with
    Lying with his face pressed into the dusty carpet of the office where he had once thought he was learning the secrets of victory, Harry understood at last that he was not supposed to survive.
  53. pant
    breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
    So why in the name of Merlin's saggy left -



    How in the name of Merlin's pants have you managed to get your hands on those Horcrux books?
  54. messy
    dirty and disorderly
    I admit I am vain enough to prefer a quick, easy end, rather than the prolonged, messy affair it is likely to be if, say, Greyback is involved … or dear Bellatrix, who likes to play with her food before she eats it.
  55. seeker
    someone making a search or inquiry
    And Harry, with the unerring skill of the Seeker, caught the wand in his free hand as Voldemort fell backward, arms splayed, the slit pupils of the scarlet eyes rolling upward.
  56. caper
    a playful leap or hop
    "What will happen your children when I've killed you?" taunted Bellatrix, as mad as her master, capering as Molly's curses danced around her.
  57. sabotage
    a deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged
    If you wish to leave with your students we shall not stop you, but if any of you attempt to sabotage our resistance or take up arms against us within this castle, then Horace, we duel to kill.
  58. tawdry
    tastelessly showy
    The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square, and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe.
  59. cover up
    hide from view or knowledge
    Maybe the Ministry should get some people onto that, instead of wasting their time stripping down Deluminators or covering up breakouts from Azkaban.
  60. goblin
    (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings
    Brilliant, I’ll go and get one of our other ancient goblin-made swords and you can gift wrap it
    I knew Ginny was lying about that tattoo.
  61. make sense
    be reasonable or logical or comprehensible
    Oh, but it all makes sense Potter and in ways that you do not understand.
  62. trapping
    stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
    The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square, and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe.
  63. shrunken
    lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken, the white hands empty, the snakelike face vacant and unknowing.
  64. fall asleep
    change from a waking to a sleeping state
    Quicker and easier than falling asleep.
  65. free hand
    freedom to do as you see fit
    And Harry, with the unerring skill of the Seeker, caught the wand in his free hand as Voldemort fell backward, arms splayed, the slit pupils of the scarlet eyes rolling upward.
  66. sorting
    an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion
    There will be no more Sorting at Hogwarts School … and colours of my noble ancestor, Salazar Slytherin will suffice for everyone.
  67. walk away
    go away from
    He walked away, leaving Snape looking stricken...
  68. disarm
    take away the weapons from; render harmless
    Does the wand in your hand know its last master was Disarmed?
  69. mundane
    found in the ordinary course of events
    Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken, the white hands empty, the snakelike face vacant and unknowing.
  70. mind's eye
    the imaging of remembered or invented scenes
    The images of Fred, Lupin and Tonks lying dead in the Great Hall forced their way back into his mind's eye, and for a moment he could hardly breathe: Death was impatient...
  71. try for
    make an attempt at achieving something
    It's your one last chance … Be a man … try … Try for some remorse …



    So it all comes down to this, doesn’t it?
  72. tattoo
    a design on the skin made by tattooing
    Brilliant, I’ll go and get one of our other ancient goblin-made swords and you can gift wrap it
    I knew Ginny was lying about that tattoo.
  73. deathly
    having the physical appearance of death
    "I have seen your heart and it is mine"





    Are you refering to the symbol of The Deathly Hallows?
  74. beyond measure
    in excess or without limit
    Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure.
  75. finality
    the quality of being final or definitely settled
    Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken, the white hands empty, the snakelike face vacant and unknowing.
  76. decorate
    make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    [Awkward moment between Harry and Lupin]

    Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville.
  77. stripping
    the removal of covering
    Maybe the Ministry should get some people onto that, instead of wasting their time stripping down Deluminators or covering up breakouts from Azkaban.
  78. pumpkin
    a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes
    The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square, and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe.
  79. scum
    a film of impurities or vegetation that can form on the surface of a liquid
    "Like it hot, scum?"
  80. taunt
    harass with persistent criticism or carping
    "What will happen your children when I've killed you?" taunted Bellatrix, as mad as her master, capering as Molly's curses danced around her.
  81. burrow
    a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
    "See you all in about an hour at the Burrow.
  82. freeze
    change from a liquid to a solid when cold
    I'll join you when hell freezes over!
  83. trappings
    (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel
    The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square, and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe.
  84. break into
    express or utter spontaneously
    I think they might have noticed we broke into Gringotts





    Brains like that, you could be a Death Eater, son.
  85. cascade
    a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
    There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione's arms.
  86. throw away
    throw or cast away
    Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
  87. catch up
    learn belatedly; find out about something after it happened
    I understood the truth before you caught up.
  88. curse
    an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
    Love, which did not prevent me stamping out your Mudblood mother like a cockroach, Potter — and nobody seems to love you enough to run forward this time and take my curse.
  89. unerring
    not liable to error
    And Harry, with the unerring skill of the Seeker, caught the wand in his free hand as Voldemort fell backward, arms splayed, the slit pupils of the scarlet eyes rolling upward.
  90. idiot
    a person of subnormal intelligence
    They're supposed to be, you blithering idiot!
  91. great hall
    the principal hall in a castle or mansion; can be used for dining or entertainment
    The images of Fred, Lupin and Tonks lying dead in the Great Hall forced their way back into his mind's eye, and for a moment he could hardly breathe: Death was impatient...
  92. come before
    be the predecessor of
    And tears came before he could stop them, boiling hot and then instantly freezing on his face, and what was the point in wiping them off, or pretending?
  93. chew
    chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth
    Thing was they bit off a bit more than they can chew with Gran.
  94. thwart
    hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans.
  95. thud
    a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    The hand holding Harry thudded to the floor, and Snape moved no more.
  96. bastard
    the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
    The Dark Lord wants him alive —





    And that's the second time we've saved your life tonight, you two-faced bastard!
  97. mummy
    a body embalmed and dried and wrapped for burial (as in ancient Egypt)
    "When Mummy's gone the same way as Freddie?"
  98. slit
    a long narrow opening
    And Harry, with the unerring skill of the Seeker, caught the wand in his free hand as Voldemort fell backward, arms splayed, the slit pupils of the scarlet eyes rolling upward.
  99. brave
    possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
    It’s so unfair that you had to die when you were so good and brave.
  100. epitaph
    an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there
    Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?
  101. get married
    take in marriage
    And are they getting married in my bedroom?
  102. die
    pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    My father died trying to protect my mother and me, and you reckon he'd tell you to abandon your kid to go on an adventure with us?
  103. thwarted
    disappointingly unsuccessful
    I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans.
  104. rebound
    spring back; spring away from an impact
    Voldemort was dead, killed by his own rebounding curse, and Harry stood with two wands in his hands, staring down at his enemy's shell.
  105. kill
    cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly
    If you wish to leave with your students we shall not stop you, but if any of you attempt to sabotage our resistance or take up arms against us within this castle, then Horace, we duel to kill.
  106. crush
    to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
    I crushed them as I crushed your mother, Snape's supposed great love.
  107. prolong
    lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    I admit I am vain enough to prefer a quick, easy end, rather than the prolonged, messy affair it is likely to be if, say, Greyback is involved … or dear Bellatrix, who likes to play with her food before she eats it.
  108. pompous
    puffed up with vanity
    I was an idiot, I was a pompous prat, I was a - a -
    I'm sorry, Dad.
  109. run over
    injure or kill by running over, as with a vehicle
    “Time to sit down, or we’re going to get run over by the bride.”
  110. wed
    having been taken in marriage
    No. A brutal triple murder by the bridegroom's mother might put a bit of a damper on the wedding.
  111. weave
    pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
    What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends...friends...friends...friends...
  112. goat
    any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns
    Haven't I just proved my Patronus is a goat?
  113. coward
    a person who shows fear or timidity
    The man who taught me to fight Dementors - a coward.
  114. windy
    abounding in or exposed to the wind or breezes
    The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square, and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe.
  115. ink
    a liquid used for printing or writing or drawing
    The letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing ink into these letters, these words, words about him, Harry, her son.
  116. pathetic
    deserving or inciting pity
    I'm only yanking your wand, I'm Fred really--





    Pathetic, pathetic!
  117. constructive
    constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development
    Now go and do something constructive.
  118. tracing
    a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
    The letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing ink into these letters, these words, words about him, Harry, her son.
  119. parchment
    a superior paper resembling sheepskin
    The letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing ink into these letters, these words, words about him, Harry, her son.
  120. pained
    hurt or upset
    The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years.
  121. joking
    characterized by jokes and good humor
    "You actually are joking, Perce ...
  122. stare
    look at with fixed eyes
    Ron stared around the room as though he was bidden to memorise it.
  123. bunk
    beds built one above the other
    He has, to use the common phrase, done a bunk.
  124. scar
    a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue
    The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years.
  125. live
    have life, be alive
    Little old witch living alone, they probably thought they didn't need to send anyone particularly powerful.
  126. inherit
    receive from a predecessor
    Thank God you inherited your mother's brains.
  127. try
    make an effort or attempt
    Has anyone ever tried sticking a sword into Voldemort?
  128. yeah
    not only so, but
    Yeah, thirteen of us against one bloke who's not allowed to use magic; we've got no chance.
  129. lily
    any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers
    The letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing ink into these letters, these words, words about him, Harry, her son.
  130. clatter
    a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement)
    There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione's arms.
  131. amiss
    in an improper or mistaken or unfortunate manner
    A little extra wisdom never goes amiss, Potter, but I hardly think it would be much use in this situation!
  132. riddle
    pierce with many holes
    Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken, the white hands empty, the snakelike face vacant and unknowing.
  133. good-looking
    pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    Vot is the point of being an international Quidditch player if all the good-looking girls are taken?
  134. treasure
    any possession that is highly valued by its owner
    Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
  135. pants
    underpants worn by women
    So why in the name of Merlin's saggy left -



    How in the name of Merlin's pants have you managed to get your hands on those Horcrux books?
  136. ancestor
    someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    There will be no more Sorting at Hogwarts School … and colours of my noble ancestor, Salazar Slytherin will suffice for everyone.
  137. lie
    be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position
    Secrets and lies, that's how we grew up, and Albus - he was a natural.
  138. listener
    someone who listens attentively
    That's a Basilisk, listeners.
  139. freezing
    the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
    And tears came before he could stop them, boiling hot and then instantly freezing on his face, and what was the point in wiping them off, or pretending?
  140. dad
    an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
    Like my Dad.
  141. eats
    informal terms for a meal
    I admit I am vain enough to prefer a quick, easy end, rather than the prolonged, messy affair it is likely to be if, say, Greyback is involved … or dear Bellatrix, who likes to play with her food before she eats it.
  142. chains
    metal shackles; for hands or legs
    What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends...friends...friends...friends...
  143. elder
    a person who is older than you are
    Dumbledore was trying to keep the Elder Wand from me.
  144. breathe
    draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    They were not moving as the portraits at Hogwarts moved, but there was a certain magic about them all the same; Harry thought they breathed.
  145. lining
    a protective covering that protects an inside surface
    There's the silver lining I've been looking for."
  146. loyalty
    the quality of being loyal
    The time has come for Slytherin House to decide upon its loyalties.
  147. abandon
    forsake, leave behind
    My father died trying to protect my mother and me, and you reckon he'd tell you to abandon your kid to go on an adventure with us?
  148. magic
    any art that invokes supernatural powers
    Yeah, thirteen of us against one bloke who's not allowed to use magic; we've got no chance.
  149. grow up
    become an adult
    Secrets and lies, that's how we grew up, and Albus - he was a natural.
  150. vanish
    become invisible or unnoticeable
    The green eyes found the black, but after a second something in the depths of the dark pair seemed to vanish, leaving them fixed, blank and empty.
  151. defender
    a person who cares for persons or property
    Fight for my Master, defender of house-elves!
  152. thousand times
    by three orders of magnitude
    What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends...friends...friends...friends...
  153. crushed
    subdued or brought low in condition or status
    I crushed them as I crushed your mother, Snape's supposed great love.
  154. fight
    be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
    The man who taught me to fight Dementors - a coward.
  155. understand
    know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
    Sorry I will never know him … but he will know why I died and I hope he will understand.
  156. glaring
    shining intensely
    One simple test: check whether the thing that's glaring at you has got legs.
  157. compose
    form the substance of
    Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?
  158. caring
    feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others
    He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them.
  159. wrap
    cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person
    Brilliant, I’ll go and get one of our other ancient goblin-made swords and you can gift wrap it
    I knew Ginny was lying about that tattoo.
  160. bedroom
    a room used primarily for sleeping
    And are they getting married in my bedroom?
  161. fray
    wear away by rubbing
    This time, I shall enter the fray myself, Harry Potter, and I shall find you, and I shall punish every last man, woman, and child who has tried to conceal you from me.
  162. sorry
    feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
    I am sorry too.
  163. wasting
    any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
    Maybe the Ministry should get some people onto that, instead of wasting their time stripping down Deluminators or covering up breakouts from Azkaban.
  164. spider
    predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey
    The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square, and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe.
  165. snow
    precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
    The empty words could not disguise the fact that his parents' mouldering remains lay beneath snow and stone, indifferent, unknowing.
  166. caught up
    having become involved involuntarily
    I understood the truth before you caught up.
  167. complaining
    expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment
    Haven't you been complaining about him for the past quarter of a century?
  168. quicker
    more quickly
    Quicker and easier than falling asleep.
  169. too soon
    before the usual time or the time expected
    You know, I sometimes think we sort too soon..."
  170. stop
    have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    If you wish to leave with your students we shall not stop you, but if any of you attempt to sabotage our resistance or take up arms against us within this castle, then Horace, we duel to kill.
  171. bridegroom
    a man participant in his own marriage ceremony
    No. A brutal triple murder by the bridegroom's mother might put a bit of a damper on the wedding.
  172. unfair
    not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception
    It’s so unfair that you had to die when you were so good and brave.
  173. fling
    throw with force or recklessness
    Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth.
  174. wipe
    rub with a circular motion
    And tears came before he could stop them, boiling hot and then instantly freezing on his face, and what was the point in wiping them off, or pretending?
  175. look into
    examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
    If it has, it's safe to look into its eyes, although if it really is You-Know-Who, that's still likely to be the last thing you ever do.
  176. triple
    having three units or components or elements
    No. A brutal triple murder by the bridegroom's mother might put a bit of a damper on the wedding.
  177. sticking
    extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary
    Has anyone ever tried sticking a sword into Voldemort?
  178. dating
    use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens
    I think dating opportunities are going to be pretty thin on the ground, to be honest.
  179. chain
    a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
    What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends...friends...friends...friends...
  180. stand up
    rise to one's feet
    It helps when people stand up to them, it gives everyone hope.
  181. duel
    a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
    If you wish to leave with your students we shall not stop you, but if any of you attempt to sabotage our resistance or take up arms against us within this castle, then Horace, we duel to kill.
  182. good luck
    an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
    " Good luck, everyone," shouted Moody.
  183. at heart
    in reality
    Gryffindor, where dwell the brave at heart!
  184. pretending
    the act of giving a false appearance
    And tears came before he could stop them, boiling hot and then instantly freezing on his face, and what was the point in wiping them off, or pretending?
  185. the true
    conformity to reality or actuality
    The true master does not run away from Death.
  186. joke
    a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    "You actually are joking, Perce ...
  187. go for
    intend with some possibility of fulfilment
    With the whole world of ear-related humour before you, you go for holey?
  188. kid
    young goat
    My father died trying to protect my mother and me, and you reckon he'd tell you to abandon your kid to go on an adventure with us?
  189. spotted
    having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)
    He spotted Ginny two tables away; she was sitting with her head on her mother's shoulder: there would be time to talk later, hours and days and maybe years in which to talk.
  190. that much
    to a certain degree
    The wand chooses the wizard, that much has always been clear to those of us who have studied wandlore.
  191. stricken
    grievously affected especially by disease
    He walked away, leaving Snape looking stricken...
  192. by far
    by a considerable margin
    "You are a braver man by far than Igor Karkaroff.
  193. wee
    a short time
    We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter's the one, And Voldy's gone moldy so now lets have fun!
  194. living
    pertaining to living persons
    Little old witch living alone, they probably thought they didn't need to send anyone particularly powerful.
  195. but then
    (contrastive) from another point of view
    If he could only have understood the precise and terrible power of that sacrifice, he would not, perhaps, have dared to touch your blood... but then, if he had been able to understand, he could not have been Lord Voldemort, and might never have murdered at all.
  196. nineteen
    the cardinal number that is the sum of eighteen and one
    The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years.
  197. involve
    contain as a part
    I admit I am vain enough to prefer a quick, easy end, rather than the prolonged, messy affair it is likely to be if, say, Greyback is involved … or dear Bellatrix, who likes to play with her food before she eats it.
  198. know
    be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    So then I thought, I'd like you to have something to remember me by, you know, if you meet some veela when you're off doing whatever you're doing."
  199. murder
    unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
    No. A brutal triple murder by the bridegroom's mother might put a bit of a damper on the wedding.
  200. hello
    an expression of greeting
    Hello, Minister!
  201. dying
    in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be
    Dying?
  202. move
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    The letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing ink into these letters, these words, words about him, Harry, her son.
  203. obstacle
    something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
    It matters not whether Snape was mine or Dumbledore's, or what petty obstacles they tried to put in my path.
  204. resign
    accept as inevitable
    Did I mention I'm resigning?
  205. fall
    descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
    Quicker and easier than falling asleep.
  206. remorse
    a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
    It's your one last chance … Be a man … try … Try for some remorse



    So it all comes down to this, doesn’t it?
  207. empty
    holding or containing nothing
    The empty words could not disguise the fact that his parents' mouldering remains lay beneath snow and stone, indifferent, unknowing.
  208. pity
    a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
    Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living.
  209. suffice
    be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
    There will be no more Sorting at Hogwarts School … and colours of my noble ancestor, Salazar Slytherin will suffice for everyone.
  210. kneeling
    supporting yourself on your knees
    People were moving around, trying to comfort each other, drinking, kneeling beside the dead, but he could not see any of the people he loved, no hint of Hermione, Ron, Ginny or any of the other Weasleys, no Luna.
  211. respond
    show a response or a reaction to something
    Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
  212. death
    the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
  213. scope
    the state of the environment in which a situation exists
    Really gives a feeling for the scope and tragedy of the thing, doesn't it?
  214. please
    give pleasure to or be pleasing to
    Please.
  215. trying
    hard to endure
    My father died trying to protect my mother and me, and you reckon he'd tell you to abandon your kid to go on an adventure with us?
  216. glare
    be sharply reflected
    One simple test: check whether the thing that's glaring at you has got legs.
  217. eye
    the organ of sight
    For instance, this new idea that You-Know-Who can kill with a single glance from his eyes.
  218. defeat
    an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
    Let me know if you ever defeat Voldemort, won't you?
  219. scream
    utter a sudden loud cry
    The scream was the more terrible because he had never expected or dreamed that Professor McGonagall could make such a sound.
  220. dusty
    covered with a layer of dust
    Lying with his face pressed into the dusty carpet of the office where he had once thought he was learning the secrets of victory, Harry understood at last that he was not supposed to survive.
  221. forbid
    command against
    I shall wait for one hour in the Forbidden Forest.
  222. conquer
    take possession of by force, as after an invasion
    Dumbledore's favourite solution, love, which he claimed conquered death, though love did not stop him falling from the tower and breaking like an old waxwork?
  223. saved
    rescued; especially from the power and consequences of sin
    I don't think you're a waste of space...You saved my life.
  224. break
    destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments
    I don't know how to break this to you...but
  225. decorated
    provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
    [Awkward moment between Harry and Lupin]

    Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville.
  226. cellar
    the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
    Thank you so much Dobby for rescuing me from that cellar.
  227. witch
    a female sorcerer or magician
    Little old witch living alone, they probably thought they didn't need to send anyone particularly powerful.
  228. all the same
    despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
    They were not moving as the portraits at Hogwarts moved, but there was a certain magic about them all the same; Harry thought they breathed.
  229. inherited
    occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    Thank God you inherited your mother's brains.
  230. save
    bring into safety
    I don't think you're a waste of space...You saved my life.
  231. honestly
    (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
    And quite honestly, I've had enough trouble for a life time.
  232. vacant
    without an occupant or incumbent
    Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken, the white hands empty, the snakelike face vacant and unknowing.
  233. survive
    continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
    Lying with his face pressed into the dusty carpet of the office where he had once thought he was learning the secrets of victory, Harry understood at last that he was not supposed to survive.
  234. brutal
    resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
    No. A brutal triple murder by the bridegroom's mother might put a bit of a damper on the wedding.
  235. prolonged
    relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
    I admit I am vain enough to prefer a quick, easy end, rather than the prolonged, messy affair it is likely to be if, say, Greyback is involved … or dear Bellatrix, who likes to play with her food before she eats it.
  236. molly
    popular aquarium fish
    "What will happen your children when I've killed you?" taunted Bellatrix, as mad as her master, capering as Molly's curses danced around her.
  237. master
    a person who has general authority over others
    The true master does not run away from Death.
  238. look after
    keep under careful scrutiny
    Look after 'em, then, I may not be able to save 'em a third time.
  239. hide
    prevent from being seen or discovered
    Hide them all, then.
  240. non
    negation of a word or group of words
    Into non-being, which is to say, everything.
  241. precise
    sharply exact or accurate or delimited
    If he could only have understood the precise and terrible power of that sacrifice, he would not, perhaps, have dared to touch your blood... but then, if he had been able to understand, he could not have been Lord Voldemort, and might never have murdered at all.
  242. punish
    impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on
    This time, I shall enter the fray myself, Harry Potter, and I shall find you, and I shall punish every last man, woman, and child who has tried to conceal you from me.
  243. disguise
    any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity
    The empty words could not disguise the fact that his parents' mouldering remains lay beneath snow and stone, indifferent, unknowing.
  244. carpet
    floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
    Lying with his face pressed into the dusty carpet of the office where he had once thought he was learning the secrets of victory, Harry understood at last that he was not supposed to survive.
  245. stamp
    walk heavily
    Love, which did not prevent me stamping out your Mudblood mother like a cockroach, Potter — and nobody seems to love you enough to run forward this time and take my curse.
  246. luck
    an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans.
  247. relate
    give an account of
    With the whole world of ear- related humour before you, you go for holey?
  248. happening
    an event that happens
    Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
  249. make sure
    make a point of doing something; act purposefully and intentionally
    Make sure you beat him in every test, Rosie.
  250. waste
    use inefficiently or inappropriately
    I don't think you're a waste of space...You saved my life.
  251. run away
    flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    The true master does not run away from Death.
  252. tonight
    during the night of the present day
    The Dark Lord wants him alive —





    And that's the second time we've saved your life tonight, you two-faced bastard!
  253. beautifully
    in a beautiful manner
    [Awkward moment between Harry and Lupin]

    Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville.
  254. have
    have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans.
  255. lying
    the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
    Brilliant, I’ll go and get one of our other ancient goblin-made swords and you can gift wrap it
    I knew Ginny was lying about that tattoo.
  256. mean
    denote or connote
    I see what Bellatrix meant, you need to really mean it.
  257. ceiling
    the overhead upper surface of a covered space
    [Awkward moment between Harry and Lupin]

    Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville.
  258. bride
    a woman participant in her own marriage ceremony
    “Time to sit down, or we’re going to get run over by the bride.”
  259. do it
    have sexual intercourse with
    I used to notice that when you did it, Harry.
  260. petty
    (informal) small and of little importance
    It matters not whether Snape was mine or Dumbledore's, or what petty obstacles they tried to put in my path.
  261. stick
    a long thin implement resembling a length of wood
    Has anyone ever tried sticking a sword into Voldemort?
  262. sacrifice
    the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
    If he could only have understood the precise and terrible power of that sacrifice, he would not, perhaps, have dared to touch your blood... but then, if he had been able to understand, he could not have been Lord Voldemort, and might never have murdered at all.
  263. understood
    implied by or inferred from actions or statements
    If he could only have understood the precise and terrible power of that sacrifice, he would not, perhaps, have dared to touch your blood... but then, if he had been able to understand, he could not have been Lord Voldemort, and might never have murdered at all.
  264. look
    perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards
    There's the silver lining I've been looking for."
  265. hour
    a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
    I shall wait for one hour in the Forbidden Forest.
  266. incredible
    beyond belief or understanding
    The letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing ink into these letters, these words, words about him, Harry, her son.
  267. awkward
    lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
    [ Awkward moment between Harry and Lupin]

    Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville.
  268. terrible
    exceptionally bad or displeasing
    If he could only have understood the precise and terrible power of that sacrifice, he would not, perhaps, have dared to touch your blood... but then, if he had been able to understand, he could not have been Lord Voldemort, and might never have murdered at all.
  269. arm
    a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
    If you wish to leave with your students we shall not stop you, but if any of you attempt to sabotage our resistance or take up arms against us within this castle, then Horace, we duel to kill.
  270. hell
    any place of pain and turmoil
    I'll join you when hell freezes over!
  271. pupil
    a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
    And Harry, with the unerring skill of the Seeker, caught the wand in his free hand as Voldemort fell backward, arms splayed, the slit pupils of the scarlet eyes rolling upward.
  272. boil
    come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor
    And tears came before he could stop them, boiling hot and then instantly freezing on his face, and what was the point in wiping them off, or pretending?
  273. symbol
    something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
    "I have seen your heart and it is mine"





    Are you refering to the symbol of The Deathly Hallows?
  274. suited
    meant or adapted for an occasion or use
    It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it.
  275. thirteen
    the cardinal number that is the sum of twelve and one
    Yeah, thirteen of us against one bloke who's not allowed to use magic; we've got no chance.
  276. forbidden
    excluded from use or mention
    I shall wait for one hour in the Forbidden Forest.
  277. breathed
    uttered without voice
    They were not moving as the portraits at Hogwarts moved, but there was a certain magic about them all the same; Harry thought they breathed.
  278. git
    a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    Imagine if something went wrong and we were stuck as specky, scrawny gits forever.
  279. hiding
    the activity of keeping something secret
    He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them.
  280. pressed
    compacted by ironing
    He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them.
  281. supposed
    based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    They're supposed to be, you blithering idiot!
  282. strip
    take off or remove
    Maybe the Ministry should get some people onto that, instead of wasting their time stripping down Deluminators or covering up breakouts from Azkaban.
  283. pretend
    make believe with the intent to deceive
    And tears came before he could stop them, boiling hot and then instantly freezing on his face, and what was the point in wiping them off, or pretending?
  284. wishing
    a specific feeling of desire
    He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them.
  285. lip
    either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking
    He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them.
  286. complain
    express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
    Haven't you been complaining about him for the past quarter of a century?
  287. link
    connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
    What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends...friends...friends...friends...
  288. boiling
    the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
    And tears came before he could stop them, boiling hot and then instantly freezing on his face, and what was the point in wiping them off, or pretending?
  289. backward
    at or to or toward the back or rear
    And Harry, with the unerring skill of the Seeker, caught the wand in his free hand as Voldemort fell backward, arms splayed, the slit pupils of the scarlet eyes rolling upward.
  290. trap
    a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
    The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square, and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe.
  291. innocence
    the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
    Of house-elves and children's tales, of love, loyalty, and innocence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing.
  292. test
    any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc
    Make sure you beat him in every test, Rosie.
  293. blank
    (of a surface) not written or printed on
    The green eyes found the black, but after a second something in the depths of the dark pair seemed to vanish, leaving them fixed, blank and empty.
  294. proud of
    feeling pleasurable satisfaction over something by which you measures your self-worth
    We are... so proud of you.
  295. think
    judge or regard; look upon; judge
    I don't think you're a waste of space...You saved my life.
  296. temptation
    the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire
    Power was my weakness and my temptation.
  297. really
    in actual fact
    I'm only yanking your wand, I'm Fred really--





    Pathetic, pathetic!
  298. run
    move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
    Anyway, Dawlish is still in St. Mungo's and Gran's on the run.
  299. scarlet
    a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge
    And Harry, with the unerring skill of the Seeker, caught the wand in his free hand as Voldemort fell backward, arms splayed, the slit pupils of the scarlet eyes rolling upward.
  300. will
    the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
    Which would be a real comfort to me, I'm sure.
  301. love
    a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
    Of house-elves and children's tales, of love, loyalty, and innocence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing.
  302. take up
    turn one's interest to
    If you wish to leave with your students we shall not stop you, but if any of you attempt to sabotage our resistance or take up arms against us within this castle, then Horace, we duel to kill.
  303. truth
    a true statement
    That they all have a power beyond his own, a power beyond the reach of any magic, is a truth he has never grasped.
  304. worth
    the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
    Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.
  305. cannon
    a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels
    I ask this one great favour of you, Severus, because death is coming for me surely as the Chudley Cannons will finish bottom of this year's league.
  306. impatient
    restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition
    The images of Fred, Lupin and Tonks lying dead in the Great Hall forced their way back into his mind's eye, and for a moment he could hardly breathe: Death was impatient...
  307. refer
    make reference to
    "I have seen your heart and it is mine"





    Are you refering to the symbol of The Deathly Hallows?
  308. murdered
    killed unlawfully
    If he could only have understood the precise and terrible power of that sacrifice, he would not, perhaps, have dared to touch your blood... but then, if he had been able to understand, he could not have been Lord Voldemort, and might never have murdered at all.
  309. be well
    be healthy; feel good
    All was well.
  310. destiny
    the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman)
    I killed Severus Snape three hours ago and the Elder Wand, the Death Stick, the Wand of Destiny is truly mine!
  311. maybe
    by chance
    Maybe the Ministry should get some people onto that, instead of wasting their time stripping down Deluminators or covering up breakouts from Azkaban.
  312. careless
    marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful
    I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans.
  313. invisible
    impossible or nearly impossible to see; imperceptible by the eye
    Invisible to anyone else.
  314. falling
    coming down freely under the influence of gravity
    Quicker and easier than falling asleep.
  315. parent
    a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
    The empty words could not disguise the fact that his parents' mouldering remains lay beneath snow and stone, indifferent, unknowing.
  316. conceal
    prevent from being seen or discovered
    This time, I shall enter the fray myself, Harry Potter, and I shall find you, and I shall punish every last man, woman, and child who has tried to conceal you from me.
  317. dreamed
    conceived of or imagined or hoped for
    The scream was the more terrible because he had never expected or dreamed that Professor McGonagall could make such a sound.
  318. can
    airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
    I think they might have noticed we broke into Gringotts





    Brains like that, you could be a Death Eater, son.
  319. intend
    have in mind as a purpose
    He intended that Snape should be the true master of the wand.
  320. dead
    no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
    I wish I were dead...
  321. strike
    deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
    So what will stop you dying now when I strike?
  322. indifferent
    marked by a lack of interest
    The empty words could not disguise the fact that his parents' mouldering remains lay beneath snow and stone, indifferent, unknowing.
  323. hint
    an indirect suggestion
    People were moving around, trying to comfort each other, drinking, kneeling beside the dead, but he could not see any of the people he loved, no hint of Hermione, Ron, Ginny or any of the other Weasleys, no Luna.
  324. catch
    take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
    I understood the truth before you caught up.
  325. jealous
    suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival
    Jealous type.
  326. colours
    a distinguishing emblem
    There will be no more Sorting at Hogwarts School … and colours of my noble ancestor, Salazar Slytherin will suffice for everyone.
  327. get
    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    Yeah, thirteen of us against one bloke who's not allowed to use magic; we've got no chance.
  328. brain
    that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
    I think they might have noticed we broke into Gringotts





    Brains like that, you could be a Death Eater, son.
  329. humour
    the quality of being funny
    With the whole world of ear-related humour before you, you go for holey?
  330. looking
    appearing to be as specified; usually used as combining forms
    There's the silver lining I've been looking for."
  331. feeble
    pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness
    Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken, the white hands empty, the snakelike face vacant and unknowing.
  332. bone
    rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them.
  333. beyond
    farther along in space or time or degree
    Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure.
  334. upward
    spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position
    And Harry, with the unerring skill of the Seeker, caught the wand in his free hand as Voldemort fell backward, arms splayed, the slit pupils of the scarlet eyes rolling upward.
  335. comfort
    a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain
    Which would be a real comfort to me, I'm sure.
  336. alive
    possessing life
    The Dark Lord wants him alive





    And that's the second time we've saved your life tonight, you two-faced bastard!
  337. shout
    utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)
    "Good luck, everyone," shouted Moody.
  338. castle
    a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack
    If you wish to leave with your students we shall not stop you, but if any of you attempt to sabotage our resistance or take up arms against us within this castle, then Horace, we duel to kill.
  339. bit
    a small piece or quantity of something
    No. A brutal triple murder by the bridegroom's mother might put a bit of a damper on the wedding.
  340. look for
    try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
    There's the silver lining I've been looking for."
  341. saving
    recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.
  342. dwell
    inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
    Gryffindor, where dwell the brave at heart!
  343. agony
    intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
    Then he heard a terrible cry that pulled at his insides, that expressed agony of a kind neither flame nor curse could cause[...]
  344. happen
    come to pass
    Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
  345. sword
    a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    Has anyone ever tried sticking a sword into Voldemort?
  346. cover
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
    Maybe the Ministry should get some people onto that, instead of wasting their time stripping down Deluminators or covering up breakouts from Azkaban.
  347. come down
    move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    It's your one last chance … Be a man … try … Try for some remorse …



    So it all comes down to this, doesn’t it?
  348. moved
    being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
    The letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing ink into these letters, these words, words about him, Harry, her son.
  349. holiday
    leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure
    Then we'll have nothing to do except find Horcruxes … It'll be like a holiday, won't it?
  350. paint
    a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating
    [Awkward moment between Harry and Lupin]

    Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville.
  351. reckon
    make a mathematical calculation or computation
    My father died trying to protect my mother and me, and you reckon he'd tell you to abandon your kid to go on an adventure with us?
  352. a bit
    to a small degree; somewhat
    No. A brutal triple murder by the bridegroom's mother might put a bit of a damper on the wedding.
  353. no more
    referring to the degree to which a certain quality is present
    You'll do no more murder at Hogwarts!
  354. examine
    observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
    What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends...friends...friends...friends...
  355. moving
    in motion
    They were not moving as the portraits at Hogwarts moved, but there was a certain magic about them all the same; Harry thought they breathed.
  356. smart
    characterized by quickness and ease in learning
    Blimey, Neville, there's a time and a place for getting a smart mouth.
  357. child
    a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    This time, I shall enter the fray myself, Harry Potter, and I shall find you, and I shall punish every last man, woman, and child who has tried to conceal you from me.
  358. fix
    restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
    The green eyes found the black, but after a second something in the depths of the dark pair seemed to vanish, leaving them fixed, blank and empty.
  359. arms
    weapons considered collectively
    If you wish to leave with your students we shall not stop you, but if any of you attempt to sabotage our resistance or take up arms against us within this castle, then Horace, we duel to kill.
  360. covering
    a natural object that covers or envelops
    Maybe the Ministry should get some people onto that, instead of wasting their time stripping down Deluminators or covering up breakouts from Azkaban.
  361. cease
    put an end to a state or an activity
    The world had ended, so why had the battle not ceased, the castle fallen silent in horror, and every combatant laid down their arms?
  362. wish
    an expression of some desire or inclination
    If you wish to leave with your students we shall not stop you, but if any of you attempt to sabotage our resistance or take up arms against us within this castle, then Horace, we duel to kill.
  363. hope
    the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled
    I hope you’re happy now.
  364. grasp
    hold firmly
    That they all have a power beyond his own, a power beyond the reach of any magic, is a truth he has never grasped.
  365. tear
    separate or cause to separate abruptly
    And tears came before he could stop them, boiling hot and then instantly freezing on his face, and what was the point in wiping them off, or pretending?
  366. have got
    have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    One simple test: check whether the thing that's glaring at you has got legs.
  367. looking for
    the act of searching visually
    There's the silver lining I've been looking for."
  368. ministry
    the work of a minister of religion
    Maybe the Ministry should get some people onto that, instead of wasting their time stripping down Deluminators or covering up breakouts from Azkaban.
  369. sit down
    take a seat
    “Time to sit down, or we’re going to get run over by the bride.”
  370. stuck
    caught or fixed
    Imagine if something went wrong and we were stuck as specky, scrawny gits forever.
  371. never
    not ever; at no time in the past or future
    I'd never have believed it.
  372. golden
    made from or covered with gold
    What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends...friends...friends...friends...
  373. tragedy
    an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    Really gives a feeling for the scope and tragedy of the thing, doesn't it?
  374. phrase
    an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
    He has, to use the common phrase, done a bunk.
  375. rescue
    free from harm or evil
    Thank you so much Dobby for rescuing me from that cellar.
  376. trouble
    a source of difficulty
    That which Voldemort does not value, he takes no trouble to understand.
  377. favourite
    something regarded with special favor or liking
    Dumbledore's favourite solution, love, which he claimed conquered death, though love did not stop him falling from the tower and breaking like an old waxwork?
  378. prefer
    like better; value more highly
    I admit I am vain enough to prefer a quick, easy end, rather than the prolonged, messy affair it is likely to be if, say, Greyback is involved … or dear Bellatrix, who likes to play with her food before she eats it.
  379. shell
    the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
    Voldemort was dead, killed by his own rebounding curse, and Harry stood with two wands in his hands, staring down at his enemy's shell.
  380. wedding
    the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony
    No. A brutal triple murder by the bridegroom's mother might put a bit of a damper on the wedding.
  381. worry
    a strong feeling of anxiety
    Don't let it worry you…It's me.
  382. around
    in the area or vicinity
    "What will happen your children when I've killed you?" taunted Bellatrix, as mad as her master, capering as Molly's curses danced around her.
  383. son
    a male human offspring
    I think they might have noticed we broke into Gringotts





    Brains like that, you could be a Death Eater, son.
  384. beat
    hit repeatedly
    Make sure you beat him in every test, Rosie.
  385. staring
    (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder
    Voldemort was dead, killed by his own rebounding curse, and Harry stood with two wands in his hands, staring down at his enemy's shell.
  386. hand
    the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    So why in the name of Merlin's saggy left -



    How in the name of Merlin's pants have you managed to get your hands on those Horcrux books?
  387. good and
    completely or thoroughly
    It’s so unfair that you had to die when you were so good and brave.
  388. mine
    excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
    "I have seen your heart and it is mine"





    Are you refering to the symbol of The Deathly Hallows?
  389. word
    a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    The letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing ink into these letters, these words, words about him, Harry, her son.
  390. faced
    having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination
    The Dark Lord wants him alive —





    And that's the second time we've saved your life tonight, you two- faced bastard!
  391. rolling
    propelling something on wheels
    And Harry, with the unerring skill of the Seeker, caught the wand in his free hand as Voldemort fell backward, arms splayed, the slit pupils of the scarlet eyes rolling upward.
  392. anyway
    in any way whatsoever
    Anyway, Dawlish is still in St. Mungo's and Gran's on the run.
  393. beating
    the act of overcoming or outdoing
    He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them.
  394. or so
    (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
    What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends...friends...friends...friends...
  395. chance
    an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans.
  396. holding
    the act of retaining something
    Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
  397. inside
    relating to or being on the side closer to the center or within a defined space
    Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
  398. actually
    in actual fact
    "You actually are joking, Perce ...
  399. portrait
    any likeness of a person, in any medium
    They were not moving as the portraits at Hogwarts moved, but there was a certain magic about them all the same; Harry thought they breathed.
  400. repeat
    to say, state, or perform again
    What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends...friends...friends...friends...
  401. depth
    the extent downward or backward or inward
    The green eyes found the black, but after a second something in the depths of the dark pair seemed to vanish, leaving them fixed, blank and empty.
  402. notice
    the act of noticing or paying attention
    I think they might have noticed we broke into Gringotts





    Brains like that, you could be a Death Eater, son.
  403. thank
    express gratitude or show appreciation to
    Thank you so much Dobby for rescuing me from that cellar.
  404. surely
    definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')
    I ask this one great favour of you, Severus, because death is coming for me surely as the Chudley Cannons will finish bottom of this year's league.
  405. all the time
    without respite
    He felt he would have given all the time remaining to him for just one last look at them; but then, would he ever have had the strength to stop looking?
  406. realize
    be fully aware or cognizant of
    What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends...friends...friends...friends...
  407. tried
    tested and proved to be reliable
    Has anyone ever tried sticking a sword into Voldemort?
  408. drinking
    the act of consuming liquids
    People were moving around, trying to comfort each other, drinking, kneeling beside the dead, but he could not see any of the people he loved, no hint of Hermione, Ron, Ginny or any of the other Weasleys, no Luna.
  409. adventure
    a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    My father died trying to protect my mother and me, and you reckon he'd tell you to abandon your kid to go on an adventure with us?
  410. touch
    make physical contact with, come in contact with
    If he could only have understood the precise and terrible power of that sacrifice, he would not, perhaps, have dared to touch your blood... but then, if he had been able to understand, he could not have been Lord Voldemort, and might never have murdered at all.
  411. quick
    moving quickly and lightly
    I admit I am vain enough to prefer a quick, easy end, rather than the prolonged, messy affair it is likely to be if, say, Greyback is involved … or dear Bellatrix, who likes to play with her food before she eats it.
  412. trace
    an indication that something has been present
    The letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing ink into these letters, these words, words about him, Harry, her son.
  413. rush
    act or move at high speed
    Harry felt a great rush of affection for Luna.
  414. extra
    more than is needed, desired, or required
    A little extra wisdom never goes amiss, Potter, but I hardly think it would be much use in this situation!
  415. in the way
    forming a hindrance, impediment, or obstruction
    "It doesn't mean defeating death in the way the Death Eaters mean it, Harry," said Hermione, her voice gentle.
  416. lift
    raise from a lower to a higher position
    Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
  417. suppose
    expect, believe, or suppose
    They're supposed to be, you blithering idiot!
  418. thing
    a separate and self-contained entity
    Thing was they bit off a bit more than they can chew with Gran.
  419. wisdom
    accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
    A little extra wisdom never goes amiss, Potter, but I hardly think it would be much use in this situation!
  420. safe
    free from danger or the risk of harm
    Keep her - them - safe.
  421. above all
    above and beyond all other consideration
    Above all pity those who live without love.
  422. win
    a victory (as in a race or other competition)
    "You will not win, you cannot win!
  423. sleeping
    the state of being asleep
    He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them.
  424. solution
    a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution
    Dumbledore's favourite solution, love, which he claimed conquered death, though love did not stop him falling from the tower and breaking like an old waxwork?
  425. manage
    be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    So why in the name of Merlin's saggy left -



    How in the name of Merlin's pants have you managed to get your hands on those Horcrux books?
  426. resistance
    any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
    If you wish to leave with your students we shall not stop you, but if any of you attempt to sabotage our resistance or take up arms against us within this castle, then Horace, we duel to kill.
  427. press
    exert pressure or force to or upon
    He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them.
  428. stand
    be standing; be upright
    It helps when people stand up to them, it gives everyone hope.
  429. abandoned
    forsaken by owner or inhabitants
    He and Voldemort and Snape, the abandoned boys, had all found home here...
  430. happy
    marked by good fortune
    I hope you’re happy now.
  431. studied
    produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation
    The wand chooses the wizard, that much has always been clear to those of us who have studied wandlore.
  432. power
    possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
    That they all have a power beyond his own, a power beyond the reach of any magic, is a truth he has never grasped.
  433. not
    negation of a word or group of words
    Yeah, thirteen of us against one bloke who's not allowed to use magic; we've got no chance.
  434. flame
    the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
    Then he heard a terrible cry that pulled at his insides, that expressed agony of a kind neither flame nor curse could cause[...]
  435. permit
    allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
    You have permitted your friends to die for you rather than face me yourself.
  436. decide
    reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    The time has come for Slytherin House to decide upon its loyalties.
  437. weakness
    a flaw or weak point
    Power was my weakness and my temptation.
  438. time
    the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
    Maybe the Ministry should get some people onto that, instead of wasting their time stripping down Deluminators or covering up breakouts from Azkaban.
  439. boy
    a youthful male person
    The Boy Who Lived.
  440. sit
    take a seat
    “Time to sit down, or we’re going to get run over by the bride.”
  441. on earth
    used with question words to convey surprise
    Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
  442. destroy
    do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
    The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
  443. finish
    come or bring to a finish or an end
    I ask this one great favour of you, Severus, because death is coming for me surely as the Chudley Cannons will finish bottom of this year's league.
  444. realized
    successfully completed or brought to an end
    What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends...friends...friends...friends...
  445. leg
    a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
    One simple test: check whether the thing that's glaring at you has got legs.
  446. enthusiasm
    a feeling of excitement
    Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
  447. player
    a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    Vot is the point of being an international Quidditch player if all the good-looking girls are taken?
  448. bones
    a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
    He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them.
  449. last
    coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining
    The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
  450. floor
    the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure)
    The hand holding Harry thudded to the floor, and Snape moved no more.
  451. man
    an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    The man who taught me to fight Dementors - a coward.
  452. face
    the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
    The Dark Lord wants him alive —





    And that's the second time we've saved your life tonight, you two- faced bastard!
  453. wit
    mental ability
    Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure.
  454. check
    examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
    One simple test: check whether the thing that's glaring at you has got legs.
  455. hot
    used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    "Like it hot, scum?"
  456. reach
    move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense
    That they all have a power beyond his own, a power beyond the reach of any magic, is a truth he has never grasped.
  457. teach
    impart skills or knowledge to
    The man who taught me to fight Dementors - a coward.
  458. Army
    the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
    Dumbledore's Army!
  459. forever
    for a limitless time
    Imagine if something went wrong and we were stuck as specky, scrawny gits forever.
  460. pull
    apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
    Then he heard a terrible cry that pulled at his insides, that expressed agony of a kind neither flame nor curse could cause[...]
  461. dark
    devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black
    The Dark Lord wants him alive —





    And that's the second time we've saved your life tonight, you two-faced bastard!
  462. kiss
    touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.
    Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth.
  463. ever
    at all times; all the time and on every occasion
    Has anyone ever tried sticking a sword into Voldemort?
  464. bid
    propose a payment
    Ron stared around the room as though he was bidden to memorise it.
  465. protect
    shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
    My father died trying to protect my mother and me, and you reckon he'd tell you to abandon your kid to go on an adventure with us?
  466. remain
    continue in a place, position, or situation
    The empty words could not disguise the fact that his parents' mouldering remains lay beneath snow and stone, indifferent, unknowing.
  467. horror
    intense and profound fear
    The world had ended, so why had the battle not ceased, the castle fallen silent in horror, and every combatant laid down their arms?
  468. name
    a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    So why in the name of Merlin's saggy left -



    How in the name of Merlin's pants have you managed to get your hands on those Horcrux books?
  469. like
    having the same or similar characteristics
    Then we'll have nothing to do except find Horcruxes … It'll be like a holiday, won't it?
  470. leaving
    the act of departing
    He walked away, leaving Snape looking stricken...
  471. find
    discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    Then we'll have nothing to do except find Horcruxes … It'll be like a holiday, won't it?
  472. all in
    very tired
    "See you all in about an hour at the Burrow.
  473. mouth
    the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    Blimey, Neville, there's a time and a place for getting a smart mouth.
  474. student
    a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
    If you wish to leave with your students we shall not stop you, but if any of you attempt to sabotage our resistance or take up arms against us within this castle, then Horace, we duel to kill.
  475. international
    concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
    Vot is the point of being an international Quidditch player if all the good-looking girls are taken?
  476. painted
    coated with paint
    [Awkward moment between Harry and Lupin]

    Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville.
  477. secret
    not openly made known
    Secrets and lies, that's how we grew up, and Albus - he was a natural.
  478. related
    being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics
    With the whole world of ear- related humour before you, you go for holey?
  479. tower
    a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
    Dumbledore's favourite solution, love, which he claimed conquered death, though love did not stop him falling from the tower and breaking like an old waxwork?
  480. skill
    an ability that has been acquired by training
    And Harry, with the unerring skill of the Seeker, caught the wand in his free hand as Voldemort fell backward, arms splayed, the slit pupils of the scarlet eyes rolling upward.
  481. remaining
    not used up
    He felt he would have given all the time remaining to him for just one last look at them; but then, would he ever have had the strength to stop looking?
  482. breaking
    the act of breaking something
    Dumbledore's favourite solution, love, which he claimed conquered death, though love did not stop him falling from the tower and breaking like an old waxwork?
  483. fun
    activities that are enjoyable or amusing
    We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter's the one, And Voldy's gone moldy so now lets have fun!
  484. put in
    break into a conversation
    It matters not whether Snape was mine or Dumbledore's, or what petty obstacles they tried to put in my path.
  485. wet
    wetness caused by water
    The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square, and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe.
  486. likely
    has a good chance of being the case or of coming about
    I admit I am vain enough to prefer a quick, easy end, rather than the prolonged, messy affair it is likely to be if, say, Greyback is involved … or dear Bellatrix, who likes to play with her food before she eats it.
  487. extremely
    to an extreme degree
    I'm extremely famous.
  488. wrong
    not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth
    Dumbledore's last plan went wrong, Harry Potter!
  489. easy
    posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
    I admit I am vain enough to prefer a quick, easy end, rather than the prolonged, messy affair it is likely to be if, say, Greyback is involved … or dear Bellatrix, who likes to play with her food before she eats it.
  490. for instance
    as an example
    For instance, this new idea that You-Know-Who can kill with a single glance from his eyes.
  491. involved
    connected by participation or association or use
    I admit I am vain enough to prefer a quick, easy end, rather than the prolonged, messy affair it is likely to be if, say, Greyback is involved … or dear Bellatrix, who likes to play with her food before she eats it.
  492. someone
    a human being
    She's seeing someone.
  493. gift
    something acquired without compensation
    Brilliant, I’ll go and get one of our other ancient goblin-made swords and you can gift wrap it
    I knew Ginny was lying about that tattoo.
  494. plan
    a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans.
  495. use
    put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    Yeah, thirteen of us against one bloke who's not allowed to use magic; we've got no chance.
  496. battle
    a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    If, at the end of that hour, you have not come to me, have not given yourself up, then battle recommences.
  497. let
    actively cause something to happen
    Let me know if you ever defeat Voldemort, won't you?
  498. hardly
    almost not
    A little extra wisdom never goes amiss, Potter, but I hardly think it would be much use in this situation!
  499. shouted
    in a vehement outcry
    "Good luck, everyone," shouted Moody.
  500. asleep
    in a state of sleep
    Quicker and easier than falling asleep.
  501. destroyed
    spoiled or ruined or demolished
    The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
  502. image
    a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    The images of Fred, Lupin and Tonks lying dead in the Great Hall forced their way back into his mind's eye, and for a moment he could hardly breathe: Death was impatient...
  503. good
    having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
    I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans.
  504. why
    the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'
    So why in the name of Merlin's saggy left -



    How in the name of Merlin's pants have you managed to get your hands on those Horcrux books?
  505. agree
    consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something
    "No," agreed Dumbledore.
  506. instantly
    without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
    And tears came before he could stop them, boiling hot and then instantly freezing on his face, and what was the point in wiping them off, or pretending?
  507. thank you
    a conversational expression of gratitude
    Thank you so much Dobby for rescuing me from that cellar.
  508. hands
    (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child
    So why in the name of Merlin's saggy left -



    How in the name of Merlin's pants have you managed to get your hands on those Horcrux books?
  509. favour
    an act of gracious kindness
    I ask this one great favour of you, Severus, because death is coming for me surely as the Chudley Cannons will finish bottom of this year's league.
  510. affection
    a positive feeling of liking
    Harry felt a great rush of affection for Luna.
  511. world
    the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    With the whole world of ear-related humour before you, you go for holey?
  512. cross
    a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    You wouldn't want to cross him.
  513. life
    the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones
    I don't think you're a waste of space...You saved my life.
  514. proof
    any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
    The letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing ink into these letters, these words, words about him, Harry, her son.
  515. leave
    go away from a place
    If you wish to leave with your students we shall not stop you, but if any of you attempt to sabotage our resistance or take up arms against us within this castle, then Horace, we duel to kill.
  516. learning
    the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
    Lying with his face pressed into the dusty carpet of the office where he had once thought he was learning the secrets of victory, Harry understood at last that he was not supposed to survive.
  517. choose
    pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
    The wand chooses the wizard, that much has always been clear to those of us who have studied wandlore.
  518. shop
    a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
    The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square, and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe.
  519. admit
    declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
    I admit I am vain enough to prefer a quick, easy end, rather than the prolonged, messy affair it is likely to be if, say, Greyback is involved … or dear Bellatrix, who likes to play with her food before she eats it.
  520. enemy
    a personal enemy
    The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
  521. dust
    fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air
    He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them.
  522. laid
    set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"
    I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans.
  523. colour
    a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
    There will be no more Sorting at Hogwarts School … and colours of my noble ancestor, Salazar Slytherin will suffice for everyone.
  524. tale
    a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
    Of house-elves and children's tales, of love, loyalty, and innocence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing.
  525. brilliant
    full of light; shining intensely
    Brilliant, I’ll go and get one of our other ancient goblin-made swords and you can gift wrap it
    I knew Ginny was lying about that tattoo.
  526. moment
    an indefinitely short time
    Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?
  527. take
    get into one's hands, take physically
    Vot is the point of being an international Quidditch player if all the good-looking girls are taken?
  528. then
    at that time
    Then we'll have nothing to do except find Horcruxes … It'll be like a holiday, won't it?
  529. circle
    ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point
    I think the answer is that a circle has no beginning.
  530. dance
    taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
    "What will happen your children when I've killed you?" taunted Bellatrix, as mad as her master, capering as Molly's curses danced around her.
  531. getting
    the act of acquiring something
    And are they getting married in my bedroom?
  532. go to
    be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.
    I think dating opportunities are going to be pretty thin on the ground, to be honest.
  533. gone
    no longer retained
    We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter's the one, And Voldy's gone moldy so now lets have fun!
  534. suit
    a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color
    It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it.
  535. apart
    separated or at a distance in place or position or time
    I'm George ...can't you even tell us apart when we're Harry?...
  536. gain
    obtain
    If there was a wizard of whom I would believe that they did not seek personal gain, it would be you, Harry Potter



    So young, to be fighting so many.
  537. mother
    a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
    No. A brutal triple murder by the bridegroom's mother might put a bit of a damper on the wedding.
  538. express
    give expression to
    Then he heard a terrible cry that pulled at his insides, that expressed agony of a kind neither flame nor curse could cause[...]
  539. mad
    roused to anger
    "What will happen your children when I've killed you?" taunted Bellatrix, as mad as her master, capering as Molly's curses danced around her.
  540. mention
    make reference to
    Did I mention I'm resigning?
  541. eyes
    opinion or judgment
    For instance, this new idea that You-Know-Who can kill with a single glance from his eyes.
  542. affair
    a vaguely specified social event
    I admit I am vain enough to prefer a quick, easy end, rather than the prolonged, messy affair it is likely to be if, say, Greyback is involved … or dear Bellatrix, who likes to play with her food before she eats it.
  543. for one
    as a particular one of several possibilities
    I shall wait for one hour in the Forbidden Forest.
  544. pressure
    the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
    If you're not in Gryffindor, we'll disinherit you, but no pressure.
  545. lifted
    held up in the air
    Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
  546. dressed
    dressed or clothed especially in fine attire; often used in combination
    The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square, and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe.
  547. fool
    a person who lacks good judgment
    I was a fool!
  548. heart
    the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
  549. believe
    accept as true; take to be true
    I'd never have believed it.
  550. remember
    recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    So then I thought, I'd like you to have something to remember me by, you know, if you meet some veela when you're off doing whatever you're doing."
  551. imagine
    expect, believe, or suppose
    Imagine if something went wrong and we were stuck as specky, scrawny gits forever.
  552. sister
    a female person who has the same parents as another person
    'Arry, you saved my sister's life, I do not forget.
  553. theory
    a belief that can guide behavior
    Interesting theory.
  554. make
    perform or carry out
    I was trying to make a world in which he could live a happier life.
  555. noticed
    being perceived or observed
    I think they might have noticed we broke into Gringotts





    Brains like that, you could be a Death Eater, son.
  556. legs
    staying power
    One simple test: check whether the thing that's glaring at you has got legs.
  557. thought
    the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    So then I thought, I'd like you to have something to remember me by, you know, if you meet some veela when you're off doing whatever you're doing."
  558. type
    a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    Jealous type.
  559. down
    spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
    Maybe the Ministry should get some people onto that, instead of wasting their time stripping down Deluminators or covering up breakouts from Azkaban.
  560. gentle
    soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
    "It doesn't mean defeating death in the way the Death Eaters mean it, Harry," said Hermione, her voice gentle.
  561. true
    consistent with fact or reality; not false
    The true master does not run away from Death.
  562. all
    to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
    I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans.
  563. dare
    a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
    If he could only have understood the precise and terrible power of that sacrifice, he would not, perhaps, have dared to touch your blood... but then, if he had been able to understand, he could not have been Lord Voldemort, and might never have murdered at all.
  564. join
    cause to become joined or linked
    I'll join you when hell freezes over!
  565. throw
    propel through the air
    Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
  566. close to
    (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
    He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them.
  567. demand
    request urgently and forcefully
    "Kill me, then!" demanded the old man.
  568. seem
    give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    Love, which did not prevent me stamping out your Mudblood mother like a cockroach, Potter — and nobody seems to love you enough to run forward this time and take my curse.
  569. pair
    a set of two similar things considered as a unit
    The green eyes found the black, but after a second something in the depths of the dark pair seemed to vanish, leaving them fixed, blank and empty.
  570. accept
    receive willingly something given or offered
    He accepts that he must die and knows that there are far, far worse things in the living world than dying.
  571. ended
    having come or been brought to a conclusion
    The world had ended, so why had the battle not ceased, the castle fallen silent in horror, and every combatant laid down their arms?
  572. date
    the specified day of the month
    I think dating opportunities are going to be pretty thin on the ground, to be honest.
  573. go on
    move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
    My father died trying to protect my mother and me, and you reckon he'd tell you to abandon your kid to go on an adventure with us?
  574. probably
    with considerable certainty; without much doubt
    Little old witch living alone, they probably thought they didn't need to send anyone particularly powerful.
  575. truly
    in accordance with truth or fact or reality
    I killed Severus Snape three hours ago and the Elder Wand, the Death Stick, the Wand of Destiny is truly mine!
  576. ear
    the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
    With the whole world of ear-related humour before you, you go for holey?
  577. expressed
    communicated in words
    Then he heard a terrible cry that pulled at his insides, that expressed agony of a kind neither flame nor curse could cause[...]
  578. league
    an association of states or organizations or individuals for common action
    I ask this one great favour of you, Severus, because death is coming for me surely as the Chudley Cannons will finish bottom of this year's league.
  579. thin
    of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section
    I think dating opportunities are going to be pretty thin on the ground, to be honest.
  580. stone
    a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    The empty words could not disguise the fact that his parents' mouldering remains lay beneath snow and stone, indifferent, unknowing.
  581. claim
    assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing
    Dumbledore's favourite solution, love, which he claimed conquered death, though love did not stop him falling from the tower and breaking like an old waxwork?
  582. sort
    a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    There will be no more Sorting at Hogwarts School … and colours of my noble ancestor, Salazar Slytherin will suffice for everyone.
  583. honest
    marked by truth
    I think dating opportunities are going to be pretty thin on the ground, to be honest.
  584. best
    (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities
    I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans.
  585. shoulder
    a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
    He spotted Ginny two tables away; she was sitting with her head on her mother's shoulder: there would be time to talk later, hours and days and maybe years in which to talk.
  586. marry
    take in marriage
    And are they getting married in my bedroom?
  587. at all
    in the slightest degree or in any respect
    Not at all.
  588. thick
    not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions
    He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them.
  589. seek
    try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
    If there was a wizard of whom I would believe that they did not seek personal gain, it would be you, Harry Potter



    So young, to be fighting so many.
  590. give
    transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
    It helps when people stand up to them, it gives everyone hope.
  591. fine
    free from impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity
    Fine, I'll stay here.
  592. directly
    without deviation
    I speak now, Harry Potter, directly to you.
  593. talk
    use language
    He spotted Ginny two tables away; she was sitting with her head on her mother's shoulder: there would be time to talk later, hours and days and maybe years in which to talk.
  594. famous
    widely known and esteemed
    I'm extremely famous.
  595. glance
    throw a glance at; take a brief look at
    For instance, this new idea that You-Know-Who can kill with a single glance from his eyes.
  596. proud
    feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride
    We are... so proud of you.
  597. hold
    have or hold in one's hands or grip
    Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
  598. fancy
    not plain; decorative or ornamented
    Well, none of us really fancy it, Harry.
  599. but
    and nothing more
    I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best laid plans.
  600. path
    an established line of travel or access
    It matters not whether Snape was mine or Dumbledore's, or what petty obstacles they tried to put in my path.
  601. fighting
    the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    If there was a wizard of whom I would believe that they did not seek personal gain, it would be you, Harry Potter



    So young, to be fighting so many.
  602. vain
    characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
    I admit I am vain enough to prefer a quick, easy end, rather than the prolonged, messy affair it is likely to be if, say, Greyback is involved … or dear Bellatrix, who likes to play with her food before she eats it.
  603. prevent
    keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    Love, which did not prevent me stamping out your Mudblood mother like a cockroach, Potter — and nobody seems to love you enough to run forward this time and take my curse.
  604. nobody
    a person of no influence
    Love, which did not prevent me stamping out your Mudblood mother like a cockroach, Potter — and nobody seems to love you enough to run forward this time and take my curse.
  605. knowing
    alert and fully informed
    He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them.
  606. hours
    an indefinite period of time
    I killed Severus Snape three hours ago and the Elder Wand, the Death Stick, the Wand of Destiny is truly mine!
  607. words
    language that is spoken or written
    The letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing ink into these letters, these words, words about him, Harry, her son.
  608. powerful
    having great power or force or potency or effect
    Little old witch living alone, they probably thought they didn't need to send anyone particularly powerful.
  609. one
    the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    Yeah, thirteen of us against one bloke who's not allowed to use magic; we've got no chance.
  610. grow
    increase in size by natural process
    Secrets and lies, that's how we grew up, and Albus - he was a natural.
  611. neck
    the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body
    Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth.
  612. sought
    that is looked for
    It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it.
  613. curious
    eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)
    It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it.
  614. bottom
    the lower side of anything
    I ask this one great favour of you, Severus, because death is coming for me surely as the Chudley Cannons will finish bottom of this year's league.
  615. Tom
    (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
    Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken, the white hands empty, the snakelike face vacant and unknowing.
  616. measure
    determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
    Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure.
  617. real
    being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory
    Which would be a real comfort to me, I'm sure.
  618. say
    utter aloud
    I'd say that it's one short step from 'wizards first' to 'purebloods first' to 'Death Eaters'.
  619. victory
    a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    Lying with his face pressed into the dusty carpet of the office where he had once thought he was learning the secrets of victory, Harry understood at last that he was not supposed to survive.
  620. repeated
    recurring again and again
    What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends...friends...friends...friends...
  621. intended
    resulting from one's intentions
    He intended that Snape should be the true master of the wand.
  622. square
    (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square, and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe.
  623. now
    at the present moment
    I hope you’re happy now.
  624. are
    a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters
    And are they getting married in my bedroom?
  625. across
    to the opposite side
    The letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing ink into these letters, these words, words about him, Harry, her son.
  626. prove
    establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
    Haven't I just proved my Patronus is a goat?
  627. fallen
    having dropped by the force of gravity
    The world had ended, so why had the battle not ceased, the castle fallen silent in horror, and every combatant laid down their arms?
  628. instance
    an item of information that is typical of a class or group
    For instance, this new idea that You-Know-Who can kill with a single glance from his eyes.
  629. begin
    set in motion, cause to start
    I think the answer is that a circle has no beginning.
  630. remains
    the dead body of a human being
    The empty words could not disguise the fact that his parents' mouldering remains lay beneath snow and stone, indifferent, unknowing.
  631. ahead
    at or in the front
    But I got there ahead of you little boy -- I reached the wand before you could get your hands upon it.
  632. professor
    someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university
    The scream was the more terrible because he had never expected or dreamed that Professor McGonagall could make such a sound.
  633. drink
    take in liquids
    People were moving around, trying to comfort each other, drinking, kneeling beside the dead, but he could not see any of the people he loved, no hint of Hermione, Ron, Ginny or any of the other Weasleys, no Luna.
  634. particularly
    to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
    Little old witch living alone, they probably thought they didn't need to send anyone particularly powerful.
  635. dream
    a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep
    The scream was the more terrible because he had never expected or dreamed that Professor McGonagall could make such a sound.
  636. hit
    deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
    Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken, the white hands empty, the snakelike face vacant and unknowing.
  637. there
    in or at that place
    There's the silver lining I've been looking for."
  638. forest
    the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    I shall wait for one hour in the Forbidden Forest.
  639. allow
    make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
    Yeah, thirteen of us against one bloke who's not allowed to use magic; we've got no chance.
  640. quarter
    one of four equal parts
    Haven't you been complaining about him for the past quarter of a century?
  641. fixed
    fixed and unmoving
    The green eyes found the black, but after a second something in the depths of the dark pair seemed to vanish, leaving them fixed, blank and empty.
  642. interesting
    arousing or holding the attention
    Interesting theory.
  643. agreed
    united by being of the same opinion
    "No," agreed Dumbledore.
  644. able
    (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
    Look after 'em, then, I may not be able to save 'em a third time.
  645. free
    able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint
    Here lies Dobby, a Free Elf.
  646. human
    any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    We're all human, aren't we?
  647. wonderful
    extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers
    Harry, you wonderful boy, you brave, brave man.
  648. end
    either extremity of something that has length
    If, at the end of that hour, you have not come to me, have not given yourself up, then battle recommences.
  649. warm
    having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat
    The letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing ink into these letters, these words, words about him, Harry, her son.
  650. enough
    sufficient for the purpose
    I admit I am vain enough to prefer a quick, easy end, rather than the prolonged, messy affair it is likely to be if, say, Greyback is involved … or dear Bellatrix, who likes to play with her food before she eats it.
  651. short
    (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
    I'd say that it's one short step from 'wizards first' to 'purebloods first' to 'Death Eaters'.
  652. silver
    a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
    There's the silver lining I've been looking for."
  653. letter
    a written message addressed to a person or organization
    The letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing ink into these letters, these words, words about him, Harry, her son.
  654. lay
    put into a certain place or abstract location
    The empty words could not disguise the fact that his parents' mouldering remains lay beneath snow and stone, indifferent, unknowing.
  655. dress
    put on clothes
    The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square, and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe.
  656. far
    at or to or from a great distance in space
    He accepts that he must die and knows that there are far, far worse things in the living world than dying.
  657. see
    perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
    She's seeing someone.
  658. proved
    established beyond doubt
    Haven't I just proved my Patronus is a goat?
  659. off
    from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
    So then I thought, I'd like you to have something to remember me by, you know, if you meet some veela when you're off doing whatever you're doing."
  660. need
    have need of
    Little old witch living alone, they probably thought they didn't need to send anyone particularly powerful.
  661. green
    of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass
    The green eyes found the black, but after a second something in the depths of the dark pair seemed to vanish, leaving them fixed, blank and empty.
  662. count
    determine the number or amount of
    On the count of three.
  663. forget
    dismiss from the mind; stop remembering
    'Arry, you saved my sister's life, I do not forget.
  664. forced
    forced or compelled
    The images of Fred, Lupin and Tonks lying dead in the Great Hall forced their way back into his mind's eye, and for a moment he could hardly breathe: Death was impatient...
  665. expect
    regard something as probable or likely
    The scream was the more terrible because he had never expected or dreamed that Professor McGonagall could make such a sound.
  666. old man
    a man who is very old
    "Kill me, then!" demanded the old man.
  667. away
    at a distance in space or time
    The true master does not run away from Death.
  668. come
    move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    The time has come for Slytherin House to decide upon its loyalties.
  669. worse
    (comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability
    He accepts that he must die and knows that there are far, far worse things in the living world than dying.
  670. close
    at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
    You are nearly there, very close.
  671. pain
    a somatic sensation of acute discomfort
    The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years.
  672. surprise
    come upon or take unawares
    Always the tone of surprise.
  673. hear
    perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
    I don’t think I’ve heard you joke since you were —"


    "Look... at... me..."
  674. beneath
    in or to a place that is lower
    The empty words could not disguise the fact that his parents' mouldering remains lay beneath snow and stone, indifferent, unknowing.
  675. young man
    a teenager or a young adult male
    "I do not know, I never knew, a young man - no - please - PLEASE!"
  676. cry
    shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
    Then he heard a terrible cry that pulled at his insides, that expressed agony of a kind neither flame nor curse could cause[...]
  677. noble
    of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times
    There will be no more Sorting at Hogwarts School … and colours of my noble ancestor, Salazar Slytherin will suffice for everyone.
  678. two
    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    The Dark Lord wants him alive —





    And that's the second time we've saved your life tonight, you two-faced bastard!
  679. opportunity
    a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
    I think dating opportunities are going to be pretty thin on the ground, to be honest.
  680. ways
    structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired
    Oh, but it all makes sense Potter and in ways that you do not understand.
  681. eat
    take in solid food
    I admit I am vain enough to prefer a quick, easy end, rather than the prolonged, messy affair it is likely to be if, say, Greyback is involved … or dear Bellatrix, who likes to play with her food before she eats it.
  682. minute
    a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
    What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends...friends...friends...friends...
  683. enter
    to come or go into
    This time, I shall enter the fray myself, Harry Potter, and I shall find you, and I shall punish every last man, woman, and child who has tried to conceal you from me.
  684. earth
    the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
  685. sitting
    the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position
    He spotted Ginny two tables away; she was sitting with her head on her mother's shoulder: there would be time to talk later, hours and days and maybe years in which to talk.
  686. spot
    a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    He spotted Ginny two tables away; she was sitting with her head on her mother's shoulder: there would be time to talk later, hours and days and maybe years in which to talk.
  687. situation
    physical position in relation to the surroundings
    A little extra wisdom never goes amiss, Potter, but I hardly think it would be much use in this situation!
  688. learn
    gain knowledge or skills
    Lying with his face pressed into the dusty carpet of the office where he had once thought he was learning the secrets of victory, Harry understood at last that he was not supposed to survive.
  689. look at
    look at carefully; study mentally
    He felt he would have given all the time remaining to him for just one last look at them; but then, would he ever have had the strength to stop looking?
  690. silent
    marked by absence of sound
    The world had ended, so why had the battle not ceased, the castle fallen silent in horror, and every combatant laid down their arms?
  691. always
    at all times; all the time and on every occasion
    Always the tone of surprise.
  692. space
    the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
    I don't think you're a waste of space...You saved my life.
  693. attempt
    make an effort or attempt
    If you wish to leave with your students we shall not stop you, but if any of you attempt to sabotage our resistance or take up arms against us within this castle, then Horace, we duel to kill.
  694. every
    (used of count nouns) each and all of the members of a group considered singly and without exception
    Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.
  695. year
    the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun
    I ask this one great favour of you, Severus, because death is coming for me surely as the Chudley Cannons will finish bottom of this year's league.
  696. sure
    having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured
    Which would be a real comfort to me, I'm sure.
  697. home
    where you live at a particular time
    But he was home.
  698. tone
    (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
    Always the tone of surprise.
  699. covered
    overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form
    The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square, and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe.
  700. known
    apprehended with certainty
    I have known for some time now, that you are the better man.
  701. broke
    lacking funds
    I think they might have noticed we broke into Gringotts





    Brains like that, you could be a Death Eater, son.
  702. greatest
    highest in quality
    Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure.
  703. tears
    the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
    And tears came before he could stop them, boiling hot and then instantly freezing on his face, and what was the point in wiping them off, or pretending?
  704. picture
    a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends...friends...friends...friends...