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1637 Werewolf Code of Conduct
A - Acceptable, grade in OWL’s
Abstinence – Former password to Gryffindor Tower
Age Line - A magical line that hindered underage persons from entering their name in the GOF
Alchemy - Science where they try to turn any metal in to pure gold
Ancient Runes - A subject at Hogwarts
Animagi - The ability to turn into an animal at will
Animagus - Wizard/Witch who can turn into an animal at will
Apparation Instructor - Ministry official that teaches people how to apparate
Apparator - A person who apparates
Arithmancy - Subject at Hogwarts taught by Professor Vector
Astronomy - Subject at Hogwarts taught by Professor Sinistra
Auror - A Dark-Wizard catcher for the Ministry
Axminister - A type of flying carpet

B

Balderdash - Former Gryffindor password
Ban on Experimental Breeding - Created by Newt Scamander in 1947 to attempt to prevent the creation of new species
Barnabus Finkley Prize for Exceptional Spell-Casting - Award given to Dumbledore when he was at Hogwarts
Baubles – Former password to Gryffindor Tower
Bonder – The witch or wizard who performs the Unbreakable Vow Charm
British Youth Representative to the Wizengamont - Award Dumbledore won in his youth

C

Callisto - One of Jupiter’s moons
Care of Magical Creatures - Subject at Hogwarts taught by Hagrid
Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love, A - Song by Celestina Warbeck
Charms - Subject at Hogwarts taught by Professor Flitwick
Class A Non-Tradable Goods - Non tradable Goods
Class B Tradable Material - Goods subject to strict control
Class C Non-tradable substance – Goods subject to moderate control
Club, The - In divination it’s a forewarning of an attack
Code of Wand Use - Wizarding law
Colour-Change Ink - Ink that changes colour as you write
Concealment and Disguise - Course in Auror training

D

D - Dreadful, grade in OWL’s
Dark Arts - Name of the darker side of magic
Dark Mark - Voldemort’s sign; a skull with a snake erupting from its mouth. When they kill they set it up over the house, and every Death Eater has it burnt into their left arm - only given to Voldemort's inner circle; considered the highest honor
Death Eaters - What the Voldemort supporters call themselves
Deathday Party - Party where you celebrate your Death Day
Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery, Paragraph C - Law stating no underage wizard/witch is to use magic outside of school
Defence against the Dark Arts - Subject at Hogwarts, after Voldemort was denied the position each teacher has lasted only one year
Dilligrout – Former password to Gryffindor Tower
Divination - Subject at Hogwarts taught by Professor Trelawney
Dragon Breeding Ban of 1709 – Ban to stop people freely breeding dragons
Dumbledore’s Army - A club at Hogwarts founded by Harry, Hermione and Ron in which they learn and practice defensive magic

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E - Exceeds Expectations, grade in OWL’s
Educational Decree Number Twenty-Two - Decree stating that the Ministry has the right to appoint a teacher if the Headmaster is unable to provide a suitable candidate
Educational Decree Number Twenty-Three - Decree stating that the High Inquisitor may inspect, place upon probation and dismiss staff
Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four - Decree stating all student organisations, societies, teams, groups and clubs must be approved by the High Inquisitor
Educational Decree Number Twenty-Five - Decree stating that the High Inquisitor has the power to take away privileges from students
Educational Decree Number Twenty-Six - Decree stating that teachers cannot give students information not pertaining to the subject they teach
Educational Decree Number Twenty-Seven - Decree stating that every student in possession of the Quibbler will be expelled
Educational Decree Number Twenty-Eight - Decree stating that the High Inquisitor may become Headmistress if they believe the current Headmaster unfit for the job
Educational Decree Number Twenty-Nine - Decree stating that the staff may use whipping as punishment

F

Falcon, The - In divination it means that you have a deadly enemy

G

Galleon(s) - Gold wizard coins of the highest value, worth 17 Sickles
Ganymede - Jupiter’s biggest moon
Gobbledegook - The Goblins language
Galpotts Third Law - States that the antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separate components
Grim, The - Death omen in divination, a ghost dog that haunts graveyards
Gurg - A Giant chief
Ground-Breaking Contribution to the International Alchemical Conference in Cairo - Award which Dumbledore won first place in his youth
Gryffindor - Hogwarts School house

H

Half-Blood Prince, The – Nickname Severus Snape gave himself
Hall of Prophecy - Place in the Department of Mysteries
Headless Hunt - A club for headless ghosts
Head Polo - Sport for headless ghosts
Healer - Wizard doctors
Heptomology - A branch of Divination
Herbology - Subject at Hogwarts taught by Professor Sprout
He Who Must Not Be Named – The name the wizarding public call Lord Voldemort
High Table - The teacher’s table in the Great Hall
History of Magic - Subject at Hogwarts taught by Professor Binns
Horseback Head-Juggling - Sport for headless ghosts
House Championship - Contest at Hogwarts where the House with the most points at the end of the year wins the House Cup
Hufflepuff - Hogwarts School house

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Inquisitorial Squad - A selected group of students that is loyal to the Ministry, handpicked by Umbridge
International Confederation of Warlock’s Statue of Secrecy, Section 13 - Decree stating that no magic should be used in the presence of Muggles
Io - The one of Jupiter’s moons that has volcanoes

J

July 31st - Harry’s birthday (JK Rowlings birthday)

K

Knave of Spades – Card reading, signifies a dark young man, possibly troubled, dislikes the questioner
Knuts - Bronze wizarding coins of the lowest value; 29 Knuts to a Sickle
Kwikspell - A correspondent course in beginners magic

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Law Fiften ‘B’ - States that any attack by a magical creature that is deemed to have near human intelligence is responsible for their actions
Leglimency - The ability to extract feeling and memories from others, eye contact is usually a factor
Leglimens – A person with the ability to break into other people’s minds
Levitation - Hovering something above the ground
Little Red Books - Publishing House

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Magizoology - The study of magical beasts
Medal for Magical Merit – An award you can get at Hogwarts
Mermish - Merpeople’s language
Metamorphmagus - A person who can change their appearance at will
Mimbulus Mimbletonia - Former password to Gryffindor Tower
Ministry of Magic Classification - A classification of all known animals, beings, and spirits created by the Department of the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures
Most Extraordinary Society of Potions – Society founded by Hector Dagworth-Granger
Mudblood(s) - Insulting word for muggle born wizards and witches
Mudblood Phamplet - Informed witches and wizards on the dangers of Mudbloods; issued by the Ministry of Magic
Muggle-Born Register - List of all people known to be Muggle-born; tracked because of claims that they steal magic from wizards
Muggle(s) - What wizards call non-magical people
Muggle Studies - Subject at Hogwarts

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N.E.W.T. (Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests) - The highest qualification Hogwarts offers

O

O - Outstanding, grade in OWL’s
Obliviators - People at the Ministry who work in modifying memories
Obscurus Books - A publishing agency
Occlumency - Magical defence of the mind against external penetration
Occlumens - A person who is skilled in Occlumency
Odo - A wizard song
Order of the Phoenix, The - Secret society that works against Voldemort
Ornithomancy - A branch of Divination
OWL (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) - School exams in 5th year
Owl Treat - Treat for owls

P

P - Poor, grade in OWL’s
Parselmouth - People who can talk to serpents
Partial Vanishing - A part of Transfiguration
Peverell – Old wizarding family
Pig Snout - Former password to Gryffindor tower
Pine-Fresh - Former password to the Prefects bathroom
Potions - Subject at Hogwarts
Potterwatch - Radio program that told the truth about what was really going on when Voldemort was in power; hosted by Lee Jordan (code name "River") with guests Kingsley Shacklebolt (Royal), Remus Lupin (Romulus), and Fred Weasley (Rodent/Rapier); had segment "Pals of Potter" hosted by Fred

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Ravenclaw - Hogwarts school house
Rotfang Conspiracy - Alleged conspiracy by Luna within the Ministry using a combination of Dark magic and gum disease

S

S.P.E.W – Organisation started by Hermione for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare
Secret-Keeper - The one who holds the secret using the Fidelius Charm
Serpent-tongue - Nickname on Salazar Slytherin
Seven of Spades – Card reading; meaning an ill omen
Sickles - Silver wizarding coins of medium value; worth 29 Knuts
Side-Along-Apparation – Apparation while taking another along
Skull, The- Divination; danger in your path
Slug Club, The – Club that Slughorn created to make ties with potentially well placed witches and wizards
Slytherin - Hogwarts school house
Smeltings stick - A part of the Smeltings’s uniform used to hit others when the teacher’s aren’t looking
Snatchers - Caught Mudbloods and other "bad people" and turned them in for money
Snidget-Hunting - Popular sport from the early 1100’s. Since the Snidget is hard to catch it gave prestige. It crossed paths with Quidditch in 1269, but was eventually replaced with the Golden Snitch
Sorting (Ceremony), The - Ceremony at the start-of-term banquet in which the sorting hat divides the pupils into the four houses
Special Award for Service to the School - Award you receive when you’ve done something extraordinary, ie saving the school
Splinched - If you leave part of yourself behind when you apparate
Start-of-term Feast - The banquet at the start of term at Hogwarts
Stealth and Tracking - Course during Auror training
Supreme Mugwump - Leader of the International Confederation of Wizards

T

Taboo - Set in when Voldemort was in power; those who weren't afraid of him used his name, so the Taboo was a way for Death Eaters to trace those people (normally OOTP); as soon as someone said "Voldemort" all protective charms would disappear and Snatchers would arrive
T - Troll, grade in OWL’s
Ten of Spades – Card reading; meaning violence
Tokens/Coins - Coins that allow entry into the Ministry of Magic; embossed with M.O.M.
Transfiguration - Subject at Hogwarts
Triwizard Tournament, The - It was first established about 700 years ago as a friendly competition between the three largest European schools of wizardry; Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang. A champion is selected from each school and they compete in 3 magical tasks
Two of Spades – Card reading; meaning conflict

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Unspeakables - Nickname for workers in the Department of Mysteries

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Warlock Convention - A convention for warlocks
Wattlebird - Former password to Gryffindor tower
Weighing of the Wands, The- Ceremony as part of the TWT
Witching Hour - Radio program on the Wizard Wireless
Wizarding Examinations Authority - The organisation that arrange the OWL’s
Wizengamont - The Wizard High Court
WhizzHard Books - Book maker in Diagon Alley
Whomping Willow - Violent tree on the Hogwarts grounds planted the year Remus Lupin came to Hogwarts. Stands above the secret passageway to the Shrieking Shack
Wizarding Wireless Network - Wizarding radio

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