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Chris Lele

SAT Vocab Friday – Harry Potter Book 2

You may be the biggest Harry Potter fan ever, or you may have never read a single page of this saga of a boy wizard. I’m guessing, like 99% of people, you are somewhere in between. Well, even if you are a big fan of the series, you may not have known that each of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books is a trove of great SAT words.

Today I’ve taken SAT-level words from Book 2: The Chamber of Secrets. Accompanying this post is a video, in which I’ll read each word as it appears in the Harry Potter book—in a British accent, no less. See if you can figure out the meaning of the word based on the context (I’ll provide the definition at the end).

So you can follow along, here is a list of the words as well as the page each appears on:

Grievously (pg. 14)

Reverently (pg. 15)

Extracting (pg. 45)

Sulky (pg .50)

Apprehensively (pg. 62)


About Chris Lele

Chris Lele is the GRE and SAT Curriculum Manager (and vocabulary wizard) at Magoosh Online Test Prep. In his time at Magoosh, he has inspired countless students across the globe, turning what is otherwise a daunting experience into an opportunity for learning, growth, and fun. Some of his students have even gone on to get near perfect scores. Chris is also very popular on the internet. His GRE channel on YouTube has over 8 million views.

You can read Chris's awesome blog posts on the Magoosh GRE blog and High School blog!

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