Vocabulary (H)

Serial Word Meaning
1 habitable adj. Fit to be dwelt in
2 habitant n. Dweller
3 habitual adj. According to usual practice
4 habitude n. Customary relation or association
5 hackney v. To make stale or trite by repetition
6 haggard adj. Worn and gaunt in appearance
7 halcyon adj. Calm
8 hale adj. Of sound and vigorous health
9 handwriting n. Penmanship
10 hanger-on n. A parasite
11 happy-go-lucky adj. Improvident
12 harangue n. A tirade
13 harass v. To trouble with importunities, cares, or annoyances
14 harbinger n. One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing
15 hard-hearted adj. Lacking pity or sympathy
16 hardihood n. Foolish daring
17 harmonious adj. Concordant in sound
18 havoc n. Devastation
19 hawthorn n. A thorny shrub much used in England for hedges
20 hazard n. Risk
21 head first adv. Precipitately, as in diving
22 head foremost adv. Precipitately, as in diving
23 heartrending adj. Very depressing
24 heathenish adj. Irreligious
25 heedless adj. Thoughtless
26 heifer n. A young cow
27 heinous adj. Odiously sinful
28 hemorrhage n. Discharge of blood from a ruptured or wounded blood-vessel
29 hemorrhoids n. Tumors composed of enlarged and thickened blood-vessels, at the lower end of the rectum
30 henchman n. A servile assistant and subordinate
31 henpeck v. To worry or harass by ill temper and petty annoyances
32 heptagon n. A figure having seven sides and seven angles
33 heptarchy n. A group of seven governments
34 herbaceous adj. Having the character of a herb
35 herbarium n. A collection of dried plants scientifically arranged for study
36 herbivorous adj. Feeding on herbs or other vegetable matter, as animals
37 hereditary adj. Passing naturally from parent to child
38 heredity n. Transmission of physical or mental qualities, diseases, etc , from parent to offspring
39 heresy n. An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles
40 heretic n. One who holds opinions contrary to the recognized standards or tenets of any philosophy
41 heritage n. Birthright
42 hernia n. Protrusion of any internal organ in whole or in part from its normal position
43 hesitancy n. A pausing to consider
44 hesitant adj. Vacillating
45 hesitation n. Vacillation
46 heterodox adj. At variance with any commonly accepted doctrine or opinion
47 heterogeneity n. Unlikeness of constituent parts
48 heterogeneous adj. Consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds
49 heteromorphic adj. Deviating from the normal form or standard type
50 hexangular adj. Having six angles
51 hexapod adj. Having six feet
52 hexagon n. A figure with six angles
53 hiatus n. A break or vacancy where something necessary to supply the connection is wanting
54 hibernal adj. Pertaining to winter
55 Hibernian adj. Pertaining to Ireland, or its people
56 hideous adj. Appalling
57 hilarious adj. Boisterously merry
58 hillock n. A small hill or mound
59 hinder v. To obstruct
60 hindmost adj. Farthest from the front
61 hindrance n. An obstacle
62 hirsute adj. Having a hairy covering
63 hoard v. To gather and store away for the sake of accumulation
64 hoarse adj. Having the voice harsh or rough, as from a cold or fatigue
65 homage n. Reverential regard or worship
66 homogeneity n. Congruity of the members or elements or parts
67 homogeneous adj. Made up of similar parts or elements
68 homologous adj. Identical in nature, make-up, or relation
69 homonym n. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another
70 homophone n. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another
71 honorarium n. A token fee or payment to a professional man for services
72 hoodwink v. To deceive
73 horde n. A gathered multitude of human beings
74 hosiery n. A stocking
75 hospitable adj. Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness
76 hospitality n. The practice of receiving and entertaining strangers and guests with kindness
77 hostility n. Enmity
78 huckster n. One who retails small wares
79 humane adj. Compassionate
80 humanitarian n. A philanthropist
81 humanize v. To make gentle or refined
82 humbug n. Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead
83 humiliate v. To put to shame
84 hussar n. A light-horse trooper armed with saber and carbine
85 hustle v. To move with haste and promptness
86 hybrid adj. Cross-bred
87 hydra n. The seven- or nine-headed water-serpent slain by Hercules
88 hydraulic adj. Involving the moving of water, of the force exerted by water in motion
89 hydrodynamics n. The branch of mechanics that treats of the dynamics of fluids
90 hydroelectric adj. Pertaining to electricity developed water or steam
91 hydromechanics n. The mechanics of fluids
92 hydrometer n. An instrument for determining the density of solids and liquids by flotation
93 hydrostatics n. The branch of science that treats of the pressure and equilibrium of fluids
94 hydrous adj. Watery
95 hygiene n. The branch of medical science that relates to improving health
96 hypercritical adj. Faultfinding
97 hypnosis n. An artificial trance-sleep
98 hypnotic adj. Tending to produce sleep
99 hypnotism n. An artificially induced somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestion
100 hypnotize v. To produce a somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestions
101 hypocrisy n. Extreme insincerity
102 hypocrite n. One who makes false professions of his views or beliefs
103 hypodermic adj. Pertaining to the area under the skin
104 hypotenuse n. The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle
105 hypothesis n. A proposition taken for granted as a premise from which to reach a conclusion
106 hysteria n. A nervous affection occurring typically in paroxysms of laughing and crying