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Harry Potter

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slip
to slide a short distance accidentally, and fall or lose your balance slightly
slight
small in degree [≠ big]
trace
a small sign that shows that someone or something was present or existed
distant
far away in space or time
wretched
very unhappy or ill, and you feel sorry for them
sb was/is wondering
sb is thinking about sth
suppress
to stop yourself from showing your feelings
unpleasant
not pleasant or enjoyable
quicken
written to become quicker or make something quicker
accusation
a statement saying that someone is guilty of a crime or of doing something wrong
collapse
falls down suddenly, usually because it is weak or damaged
outrageous
very shocking and extremely unfair or offensive
result in
to make something happen [= cause]
foresee
to think or know that something is going to happen in the future [↪ predict]
freak hurricane
unexpected and very unusual hurricane
grim mood
looking or sounding very serious
grip
to have a strong effect on someone or something:
grin
a wide smile
dismal weather
so bad weather that it makes you feel very unhappy and hopeless
stretch
to straighten your arms, legs, or body to full length:
at once
immediately
depict
to describe something or someone in writing or speech, or to show them in a painting, picture etc
inquiringly
an inquiring look or expression shows that you want to ask about something
straighten
to become straight, or to make something straight
marble
a type of hard rock that becomes smooth when it is polished, and is used for making buildings, statues etc
mantelpiece
a wooden or stone shelf which is the top part of a frame surrounding a fireplace
betray alarm
to show feelings (e.g. alarm) that you are trying to hide [= give away]
remotely
by only a small amount [= slightly]
stiffly
very formal or unfriendly look
convey
to communicate or express something, with or without using words
morose
bad-tempered, unhappy, and silent
be involved in
praticipate in
stern look
a look which is serious and strict, and showing strong disapproval of someone's behaviour
appreciate
to understand how serious or important a situation or problem is or what someone's feelings are [= realize]
ignorant
not knowing facts or information that you ought to know
savour the triumph
to fully enjoy the taste or smell of something (e.g.: triumph)
go mad
go crazy
pat the shoulder of sb
to lightly touch someone or something several times with your hand flat, especially to give comfort
community
the people who live in the same area, town etc
in a fatherly sort of way
like a father
it's odds-on
it's very likely
reveal
to make known something that was previously secret or unknown
maintain secrecy
to make something (e.g: secrecy) continue in the same way or at the same standard as before:
wear off
(pain or the effect of sth) gradually stops
vanish
disappear
in vain
without success in spite of your efforts:
convince
1 to make someone feel certain that something is true:
scratch sb's nose
to rub your skin with your nails because it (e.g.: your nose) feels uncomfortable [↪ itch]:
to be in uproar
a lot of noise or angry protest about something
rejoin
to go back to a group of people, organization etc that you were with before:
support (n)
approval, encouragement, and perhaps help for a person, idea, plan etc:
mass breakout
a mass (=in a group) escape from a prison, especially one involving a lot of prisoners
gloomy
dark, especially in a way that makes you feel sad
distracted
anxious and unable to think clearly
to sb's surprise
in a way that surprises someone)
put all efforts into sth
an attempt to do something, especially when this involves a lot of hard work or determination
temper
a tendency to become angry suddenly or easily
as a matter of fact
spoken used when adding more details about what you have just said
drain
to make someone feel very tired and without any energy
spread
sth becomes larger or moves so that it affects more people or a larger area
shrewdness
the ability of being good at judging what people or situations are really like
tough
physically or emotionally strong and able to deal with difficult situations
immediate impression of sth
first impression of sth
get rid of
to make someone leave because you do not like them or because they are causing problems:
cut in
interrupt
a flicker of a smile
a feeling or expression or smile that continues for a very short time
consent
to give your permission for something or agree to do something
incredulous look
a look tha shows that sb is unable or unwilling to believe something
on the spot
immediately