Harry Potter and the Philosopher's [Sorcerer's] Stone Vocabulary
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a health professional trained in the art of preparing drugs
a very large pot that is used for boiling
an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure
worthless material that is to be disposed of
a male witch or demon
to cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something.
a British peer of the lowest rank. The Bloody Baron's becoming almost unbearable—he's the Slytherin ghost."
rummage a thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion)
Medieval science that is concerned with the creation of the Sorcerer's Stone.
Legendary stone which will transform any metal into pure gold. It also produces the Elixir of Life, which will make the drinker immortal. The only known stone belongs to Nicholas Flamel, Albus Dumbledore's former alchemy partner.
An unlocking spell
a study of the stars and planets
The Killing Curse. It brings about instant death in a flash of green light. There is no way of blocking it. It is one of the three Unforgivable Curses.
Quidditch player who tries to knock the Bludgers towards the opposing team. There are two on each team.
Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans
Wizarding sweets. Come in every flavor, including spinach, liver, tripe, sprout, curry, grass and even bogey and vomit flavors.
Stone taken from the stomach of a goat. A bezoar will counteract the majority of poisons.
Half-man, half-horse beings. There are some living in the Forbidden Forest at Hogwarts.
Spell that adds properties to an object or person.
Quidditch player who tries to score using the Quaffle. There are three on each team.
Wizard confectionery that contains collector's cards of famous witches and wizards.
Meeting room for each Hogwarts house.
Cribbages Wizarding Crackers
Crackers are party favors used in the United Kingdom at Christmastime. Small cardboard tubes are filled with candy and trinkets, then wrapped in brightly colored paper twisted at each end. When two people pull on opposite ends of the paper, the tube bursts open with a crack and the treats inside fall out.
The Daily Prophet
The national wizarding newspaper.
Defense Against the Dark Arts
Lessons at Hogwarts that teach students how to defend themselves against evil creatures such as werewolves and vampires.
Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus
The Hogwarts motto. It means, "Never tickle a sleeping dragon."
Drought of the Living Dead
Powerful sleeping draught.
Eeylops Owl Emporium
Owl shop in Diagon Alley where Harry bought Hedwig.
The Elixir of Life
Substance produced by the Sorcerer's Stone that will make the drinker immortal.
The Forbidden Forest
The dark woods at the edge of the Hogwarts grounds. Students are not allowed to go there unless accompanied by a teacher
Wizarding money ( One Galleon is equal to 17 Sickles or 493 Knuts. Galleons are made of gold. In the late 20th century, the Galleon was also equivalent to £4.97 GBP, or $10.17 USD.)
Small, golden ball with silver wings used in Quidditch. Must be caught by a Seeker to end the match.
The Great Hall
The main hall in Hogwarts where Sorting takes place and where meals are served. The ceiling is bewitched to look like the sky outside.
The wizard bank in London, with vaults far below the streets, run by goblins.
Firm where Harry's uncle Vernon Dursley is a director. Grunnings makes drills.
One of the four houses in Hogwarts. Harry, Hermione Granger and the Weasleys are all in Gryffindor house. It was founded by Godric Gryffindor and the Gryffindor symbol is a lion. The resident ghost is Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, also known as Nearly Headless Nick. Professor McGonagall is head of Gryffindor house and Professor Dumbledore was in Gryffindor in his youth.
The evil Lord Voldemort, Dark Wizard. Also referred to as "You-Know-Who".
Study of plants. Professor Sprout is the Herbology teacher at Hogwarts.
School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The best school of its kind in the world. Hogwarts is in a secret location somewhere in the North of Britain. The four greatest witches and wizards of the age founded Hogwarts more than a thousand years ago: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin. They built a remote castle, far away so that witches and wizards could train in safety. Pupils attend from age eleven for seven years of rigorous training in the art of witchcraft and wizardry. There are a hundred and forty-two staircases at Hogwarts and everything keeps moving around, so things are not always in the same place.
One of the four houses in Hogwarts. It was founded by Helga Hufflepuff and the Hufflepuff symbol is a badger. The resident ghost is the Fat Friar.
Magic cloak granting the wearer invisibility.
King's Cross Station
The station in London where the Hogwarts Express leaves from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters.
Bronze Wizarding money. There are twenty-nine Knuts to a Sickle.
The Leaky Cauldron
The Wizarding pub and boarding house through which witches and wizards gain access to Diagon Alley
Incantation to light your wand.
Ministry of Magic
Government agency that tries to regulate the wizarding community and keep the activities of witches and wizards secret from non-magical people.
Mirror of Erised
Magical mirror that shows the onlooker their heart's desire
Plant used in potions. Also known as aconite or wolfsbane.
Person totally without magical powers. Muggles live in ignorance of the world of wizards and witches.
Type of broomstick. Harry's first broomstick.
Diagon Alley wand shop. 'Makers of Fine Wands since 382 B.C.'
Spell to bind arms and legs together
Platform 9 & 3/4
The platform at King's Cross Station where students gather to board the Hogwarts Express.
Class at Hogwarts to learn how to brew magical potions. Professor Snape is Potions master at Hogwarts during Harry's first five years there.
Someone born to parents of pure magical heritage.
Red ball used for scoring in Quidditch
The wizarding national sport. Played on broomsticks by seven players: three Chasers, one Keeper, two Beaters, and one Seeker. Played with four balls: the Quaffle (red) is used for scoring; two Bludgers (black) which try to knock players off their brooms; one Golden Snitch (bright gold with silver wings). The Chasers throw the Quaffle to each other and try to score by throwing the Quaffle through one of the six hoops, three at each end. Ten points are awarded every time a player scores. The Keeper guards the goalposts and tries to prevent the Chasers from scoring. The Beaters try to keep the Bludgers away from their team and knock them towards the opposing team. The Seeker tries to catch the Golden Snitch. Whichever team catches the Golden Snitch earns 150 points. The game ends when the Snitch is caught.
One of the four school houses in Hogwarts, founded by Rowena Ravenclaw. The Ravenclaw symbol is an eagle. The resident ghost is the Grey Lady.
Magical glass ball, the size of a large marble, filled with white smoke. The smoke turns red to tell you that there is something you have forgotten to do.
Quidditch player who tries to catch the Golden Snitch.
Silver wizarding money. There are seventeen Sickles in one Galleon.
One of the school houses in Hogwarts. Founded by Salazar Slytherin. The Slytherin symbol is a snake. The resident ghost is the Bloody Baron. Harry's archenemy, Draco Malfoy, is in Slytherin. Professor Snape is Head of Slytherin house during Harry's time at Hogwarts.
Dudley Dursley's private school. Uncle Vernon also attended.
The Sorting Hat
The hat that decides which house students shall be in while at Hogwarts.
The art of turning one thing into another.
Mythical white horse-like creature with a golden mane and a golden horn sprouting from the head. Innocent, beautiful creatures. Tail hair and horn can be used in magic. If one drinks the blood of a unicorn this will sustain the life of the drinker but at a grave price.
Evil wizard greatly feared by wizarding folk. His dark reputation is such that his name is hardly ever spoken out loud. Most wizards will only refer to him as He-Who-Must Not-Be-Named or You-Know-Who. Disappeared from view after the death of James and Lily Potter following a battle that left Harry an orphan and bearing a lightning scar on his forehead.
Instrument used by witches and wizards for magic. Available from Ollivanders in Diagon Alley, as well as other wand shops.
Incantation for the Levitation Charm.
The evil Lord Voldemort, a Dark wizard who killed Harry's parents. Also referred to as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.
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