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scion

 

scion

 

SY-on (‘sy’ as in ‘psyche’)

 

noun

  1. a young shoot or twig of a plant, especially one cut for grafting or rooting.
  2. a descendant of a notable family

‘Tom Riddle was the scion of Salazar Slytherin himself.’

 

synonyms

  1. cutting, graft, slip, offshoot, twig
  2. descendant, offshoot, heir, successor

antonyms

  1. ancestor, forebear, predecessor

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scions

 

Somehow I don’t think Mr Riddle would be pleased to know this word’s connection to twigs…

Any opinions on the Wizarding World?

 

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