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hoary
white with age. The man was hoary and wrinkled when he was 70
hoard
stockpile; accumulate for future use. Whenever there are rumors of a food shortage, people are tempted to hoard food.
histrionic
theatrical. He was proud of his histrionic ability and wanted to play the role of Hamlet
hirsute
hairy. He was hirsute individual with a heavy black beard
hireling
one who serves for hire (usually use contemptuously).In a matter of such importance, I do not wish to deal with hirelings; I must meet with the chief.
hinterlands
back country. They seldom had visitors, living as they did way out in the hinterlands
hindrance
block; obstacle. Stalled cars along the highway are a hindrance to traffic that tow trucks should remove without delay
hindmost
furthest behind. The coward could always be found in the hindmost lines whenever a battle was being waged
hilarity
boisterous mirth. This hilarity is improper on this solemn day of mourning.
hieroglyphic
picture writing. The discovery of the Rosetta Stone enabled scholars to read the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics
hierachy
arrangement by rank or standing; authoritaria body divided into ranks. To be low man on the totem pole is to have a inferior place in the hierarchy.
hibernate
sleep througout the winter. Bears are one of the many species of animals that hibernate.
hibernal
wintry. Bears prepare for their long bernal sleep by overeating.
hiatus
gap; pause. Except for a brief two ear hiatus, during which she enrolled in the Peace Corps, Ms. Clements has devoted herself to her medical career
heyday
time of greatest success; prime. In their heyday, the San Francisco Forty-Niners wont he Super BOwl two years running
hew
cut to pieces with ax or sword. The cavalry rushed into the melee and hewed the enmy with their swords.
heterogeneous
dissimilar; mixed
heterodox
unorthodox; unconventiona;. To those who upheld the belief that the earth did not move, Galileo's theory that the earth circled the un was distubingly heterodox
herpetologist
one whostudies reptiles. As a boy, Indiana Jones had a traumatic experience involving snakes; sensibly enough, he studied to be an archaeologist, not a herpetologist
hermitage
home of a hermit. Even in his remote hermitage he could not escape completely from the world
hermetic
obscure and mysterious; occult. It is strange to consider that modern chemistry originated in the hermetic teachings of the ancient alchemists (secondary meaning).
hermetic
sealed by fusion so as to be airtight. After you sterilize the bandages, place them in a container and seal it with a hermetic seal to protect them from contamination by airbourne bacteria
heresy
opinion contrary to popular belief; opinoin contrary to accepted religion. Falileo's assertion that the earth moved around the sun directly contradicted the religious teachings of his day; as a result, he was tried for heresy
herbivorous
grain-eating. Some herbivorous animals have two stomachs for digesting their food
hegemony
dominance, especially of one nation over others. As one Eastern European nation after another declared its independence, commentators marveled at the sudden breakdown of the once monolithic Soviet hegemony
heedless
not noticing; disregarding. She drove on, heedless of the warnings that the road was dangerous
hedonist
one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life. A thoroughgoing hedonist, he considered only his own pleasure and ignord any claims others had on his money or time
heckler
person who verbally harrasses others. The heckler kept interrupting the speaker with rude remarks
headstrong
stubborn; willful; unyielding. Because she refused to marry the man her parents had chosen for her, everyone scoded minna and called her a foolish, headstrong
headlong
harsh; rash. The salve seized the unexpected chance to make a headlong dash across the border to freedom