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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of prestidigitate.
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I strongly suspect the divergence between the straightforward action and the beautifully prestidigitated writing is part of the point -- Gideon Chase engages in a little stage magic to go with his glamours and other sorceries, just so we know.
At that time, the nasty house elf Kreacher, disguised as Al Gore, prestidigitated a “glamour” to dazzle the eyes.