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demiguise (demē-gīz)

A Demiguise is a peaceful beast, according to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by Newt Scamander. They are found in the Far East, however, it is difficult to spot them because of their ability to make themselves invisible when they feel threatened. 139 more words

Latin Roots

lethifold (lēthə-fōld)

In Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Newt Scamander states that a Lethifold is a very rare creature that dwells in tropical climates. A Lethifold looks like a black cloak that floats along ominously during the night seeking victims who are sleeping. 230 more words

Etymology

augurey (ȯ-gyərē)

According to Newt Scamander, author of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the Augurey is a bird that primarily dwells in Britain and Ireland. 175 more words

Etymology

quintaped (kwint-əped)

In Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Newt Scamander describes the “quintaped” as a  “highly dangerous carnivorous beast with a particular taste for humans” (pg. 198 more words

Etymology

Words to Throw Around: Jacere

The Latin root jacere (jok-eh-ray) can have one of two meanings: to lie or to throw. Here are some common words that use this Latin root. 119 more words

Words And Quotes

vexillology (veksəˈläləjē)

The Japanese flag is beautiful in its simplicity. (Picture from http://www.reference.com)

The Olympics are a great time to engage in vexillology. (Photo from http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca… 246 more words

Greek Roots

pacific (pəˈsifik)

The Pacific Ocean tranquilly laps at the beach with the city of Monterey in the background.

Colorful sea glass can be found at Del Monte Beach in Monterey, California. 186 more words

Etymology