One family “watched as the heavy wooden bedroom dresser eerily began to levitate a few inches off the floor.”
His body appears to levitate—his left foot is off the ground.
Matilda wins through her intelligence and a blossoming superpower to levitate objects with her mind.
1670s, "to rise by virtue of lightness," from Latin levitas "lightness," patterned in English on gravitate. Sense of "raise (a person) into the air" is mainly from spiritualism (1870s). Related: Levitated; levitating.