avium concentus in agris (leopold_paula_b) wrote in unusual_words,
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Hagrid

hag-ridden adjective afflicted by nightmares or anxieties: he was hag-ridden by his early success.



Maybe not a very unusual word, but I didn't know it before yesterday, when I heard it on Stephen Fry's "QI", hocus pocus edition. Other Harry Potter related terms he explained to Daniel Radcliffe included muggle (originally: user of marijuana), dumbledore (bumblebee) and hogwart (a plant used to make alcohol taste disgusting).
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