Salamander - a fire-dwelling lizard creature

Scamander, Newton Artemis Fido - author of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

Scourgify - cleaning charm

Scrivenshaft's - a quill shop in Hogsmeade

Scurvy-grass - plant Harry studies in Herbology

Sea Serpent - exactly what it sounds like

Serpensortia - Spell used by Malfoy in Dueling Club in which a huge snake burst from the end of his wand.

Severus Snape - See "Snape, Severus"

Shield Charm - used to deflect curses

Shunpike, Stan - conductor of the Knight Bus

Sibyl Patricia Trelawney - See "Trelawney, Sibyl"

Sickle - silver coins, 17 sickles to a galleon. 29 knuts to a sickle. (Picture - thanks to HP Galleries)

Sinistra, Professor - Astronomy professor

Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington - See "Nearly-Headless Nick"

Sirius Black - See "Black, Sirius"

Skeeter, Rita - tabloid reporter for Witch Weekly and The Daily Prophet. Unregistered beetle animagus.

Slytherin, Salazar - creator of the "pureblood" mentality; one of four Hogwarts founders

Smeltings - Boarding school attended by Dudley. Uncle Vernon's Alma Matter

Smethwyck, Hippocrates - Healer-in-charge of the Dai Llewellyn Ward at St. Mungo's

Snape, Severus - Potions teacher and head of Slytherin house. Rival of James, Remus, Sirius, and Peter.

Snidget - preceeding the Golden Snitch

Sonorus - Spell used to magnify one's voice

Spellotape - wizards' tape used to mend broken items

Sphinx - half-human, half-lion. Enjoys riddles.

Spore, Phyllida - author of One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi.

Sprout, Professor Pomona - Herbology teacher at Hogwarts.

Squib - A person born to wizard parents, but has no wizarding talent.

Stinksap - a vile secretion spewed by the Mimbulus mimbletonia plant.

Stupefy - stunning spell

Sugar Quills - sold in Honeydukes

Surrey - Home of the Dursleys

Switch, Emeric - author of "A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration"

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