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Feb 7, 2014
This week's theme
Words from Harry Potter

This week's words
scud
resplendent
slipstream
heinous
sepulchral
higgledy-piggledy
canker

Broderick Bode
Broderick Bode, the sepulchral wizard
Photo: Harry Potter Wiki

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sepulchral

PRONUNCIATION:
(suh-PUHL-kruhl)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Relating to a grave or a burial.
2. Gloomy, serious, or sad.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin sepulcrum (grave, tomb), from sepelire (to bury). Earliest documented use: 1615.

USAGE:
"A sallow-skinned wizard with a very mournful face got in. 'Morning, Arthur', he said in a sepulchral voice."
J.K. Rowling; Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; Bloomsbury; 2003.

See more usage examples of sepulchral in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
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