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    At Hecate Hall, a.k.a. Juvie for Monsters, it meant I was getting thrown in the pond.


    Hall = High School?

    What does Juvie mean? What can I say for Juvie?

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    My Persecution of Prodigium class was gathered around the scummy water just down the hill from the school.

    Prodigium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    At Hecate Hall, a.k.a. Juvie for Monsters, it meant I was getting thrown in the pond.


    Hall = High School?

    What does Juvie mean? What can I say for Juvie?
    What is this from?

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    At a normal high school, having class outside on a gorgeous May day is usually pretty awesome. It means sit­ting in the sunshine, maybe reading some poetry, letting the breeze blow through your hair . . . .

    At Hecate Hall, a.k.a. Juvie for Monsters, it meant I was getting thrown in the pond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    At Hecate Hall, a.k.a. Juvie for Monsters, it meant I was getting thrown in the pond.


    Hall = High School?

    What does Juvie mean? What can I say for Juvie?

    Hmm. Hall does not literally mean "high school". A "Hall" (with capital H) is simply a large building of some kind, often a manor house or stately home.

    Combined with another word like "Hecate Hall" then it sounds like the name of a building. Hecate is a goddess of witchcraft, in case you didn't know.

    You couldn't use "Hall" instead of High School in a sentence.

    Given the limited context I would guess that you must be reading some form of Harry Potter style fiction? In which case "Hecate Hall" is probably the name of the school, and since it is "for monsters" it's presumably a school which is attended by young wizards/witches/werewolves/vampires and the like. Such supernatural creatures are often referred to as monsters.

    "Juvie" is an abbreviation for "Juvenile hall" which is an American term for a children's prison or detention centre. Therefore the word is used to imply that the school Hecate Hall is like a prison and not a nice place to be.

    This is supported by the fact that if the speaker was at a "normal" high school, having a lesson outside would be fun. Having a lesson outside at Hecate Hall is not a fun experience, as s/he has ended up being thrown into a pond.
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    Yes, it's a witches school. Thank you very much, Tullia. Your reply is very useful.

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    What book are you reading? It sounds like something my nephew would like!



    Edit: "Persecution of Prodigium" is tricky. I think it's a "made up" or created phrase, using a Latin word to create 'atmosphere'.

    Prodigium is a Latin word which refers to messages from the gods about the future. The English word "prodigy" is related.

    A prodigy in English is something wondrous, something unexpected. It can be negative or positive, so a marvel or a monster. In this context I'd guess (and this is only a guess) that it's actually being used as another word for "monsters" in the same sense as the word was used in the other extract you gave, and that the author is using the Latin to sound more mystical.
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    Demon Glass by Rachel Hawkins.

    I got the meaning. Thank you very much, again.

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