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100 Cards in this Set

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having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
n fluted
having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
having womanly traits
n salubrious
healthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health
n hale
s bank
heap; piled-up mass; embankment; lateral tilting (as of an aircraft in turning); V: pile up; protect with a bank; tilt in turning
heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent
n calorific
heat-producing; N. calorie
s lopsided
heavier or larger on one side than the other; Ex. lopsided way of walking
heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
n ballast
heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
n communal
held in common; public; of a group of people; of a commune
help bring about; make less difficult
helpful; contributive; V. conduce; Ex. conduce to/towards
helpful; useful; advantageous
hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat
hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
n halting
hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
n scruple
hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
n flinch
hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
n falter
hesitate; weaken in purpose or action; walk or move unsteadily through weakness; N.
n potpourri
heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
hidden danger; concealed trap
n irony
hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
hiding place; V.
higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war
highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
n agog
highly excited; intensely curious
highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder
n baroque
highly ornate
s high-flown
highly pretentious or inflated
n virtuoso
highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
n coup
highly successful action or sudden attack; coup(s) d'\\'etat; CF. coup de gr\\^ace: deathblow or shot which kills
hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
n insinuate
hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
n inkling
hint; slight indication
n intimate
hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
s bump
hit or knock against with force; N.
s slap
hit quickly with the flat part of the hand; N. CF. smack
s swipe
hit with a sweeping motion; N.
hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
s clasp
hold firmly within arms
holding fast (as to a belief); persistent
holding of an office or real estate; time during which such an office is held
n riveting
holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing
holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent
n retentive
holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
hollow; curved inwards; OP. convex
n hermitage
home of a hermit
n domicile
home; V. ADJ. domiciled: having one's domicile; Ex. He is domiciled in Britain.
n waif
homeless child or animal; Ex. waifs and strays
homeless wanderer
homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
honesty; uprightness; wholeness; state of being whole and undivided; completeness
n fete(f\\^ete)
honor at a festival; celebrate or honor with a feast; N. (outdoor) festival or feast; CF. feast
s commemorate
honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
n distinction
honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
n kudos
honor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement
honor; tribute; great respect; Ex. pay/do homage to
hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
n cornucopia
horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
n ghastly
horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
n animus
hostile feeling or intent; animosity; hostility; disposition
hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
s pudding
hot sweet dish
n choleric
hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
n behemoth
huge creature; something of monstrous size or power
n gargantuan
huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
hugeness (in a bad sense); excessive wickedness; Ex. enormity of the crime; ADJ. enormous
n brawn
human muscle; muscular strength; sturdiness
n humility
humbleness of spirit
n mortify
humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence
humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
n waggish
humorous; mischievous; tricky
n scavenge
hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
s hull
husk; dry outer covering of a seed; frame or body of a ship
s crossbreed
hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
s trance
hypnotic state; ecstatic state; detachment from one's physical surrounding (as in contemplation or daydreaming); CF. transition
n mesmerize
hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
ideal place, state, or society; ADJ. utopian
n quixotic
idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
n drone
idle person who lives on other people's work; male bee
s snub
ignore or behave coldly toward; Ex. I made a suggestion but she snubbed me; N.
n mischance
ill luck
ill will; hatred; hostility
n contraband
illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
s bastard
illegitimate child
ill-humored; irritable
n morose
ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy
illicit lover