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Waddiwasi (wah-di-WAH-see)


"vadd" Sw. a soft mass + "vas y" Fr. go there
It makes sense because Lupin didn't just make a wad of gum leave that keyhole, but directed it into Peeves' nose. (contributed by Alina)

Shoots a wad of gum out of a keyhole.

The "useful spell" that Lupin was showing them was undoubtedly the "wasi" part, in this case with a target word attached, "wad." Again we see how important intention is to magic, since the wad was directed into Peeves' nose by intent with the "go there" part of the spell. In another situation, the spell might be "stolawasi" to send a robe into a student's trunk, but it would only work if the student focused his mind on where he wanted the robe to go.

wand effects

non-verbal magical effects

Causes loud booming noises, sparks, or flashes of light, designed to get people's attention.

wand sparks

Emits red or green sparks from the wand, used as a signal.

  • Harry, Draco, Neville fired red sparks into the air to call for help in the Forbidden Forest (PS15).
  • Harry and Ron shot sparks to hold off an advancing skrewt (GF21).
  • For the third task, each champion was instructed beforehand to send up red sparks if he or she got into difficulty and wished to be rescued (GF31).
  • When Harry's temper was getting the better of him, his wand inadvertently gave off a few red and gold sparks (OP2).
  • The signal that it was clear for the Advance Guard to leave Privet Drive with Harry was a shower of red sparks, then green sparks, far off in the night sky (OP3).
  • Harry's wand spun around by itself and shot gold flames at Voldemort when the latter pursued him after his departure from Privet Drive. Albus Dumbledore later said that this was because during their duel three years before, Harry's wand had taken on some of the power and qualities of Voldemort's wand, recognized him as both kin and mortal enemy, and regurgitated some of his own power back at him (DH4, DH5, DH35).
  • Harry's wand emitted a bang and red sparks when he closed the curtains over Mrs. Black's portrait (DH9).
  • Red Sparks and Green Sparks are spells listed in The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble (Pm)
wand writing

Emits an animated ribbon from the tip of the wand that spells words or forms numbers

Wand-Lighting Charm

"Lumos" (LOO-mos)

"lumen" L. light

Source: The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection

Causes a small beam of light to shine from the end of the caster's wand.

Wand-Extinguishing Charm

"Nox" (NOKS)

"nox" L. night

Source: The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection

Turns off the light from a Lumos spell.

Water-Making Spell

Aguamenti (AH-gwa-MEN-tee)

"agua" Sp./Portuguese water (from Latin "aqua") + "mentis" L. mind

Source: The Book of Spells

Charm that conjures a fountain or jet of clear water from the caster's wand.

Wingardium Leviosa


See Levitation Charm

wizard space

magical effect

Causes objects to hold more than their outer dimensions would seem to allow.

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