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haughtiness
n.pride; arrognace

when she realized that Darcy believed himself too good to dance with his inferiors, Elizabeth took great offense at his haughtiness
haven
n.place of saftey; refuge

For him, the school library became his haven, a place to which he could retreat during chaotic times
hazy
adj.slightly obscure

In hazy weather, you cannot see the top of this mountain
headlong
adj.hasty;rash

One should not rush headlong into buying stocks
headstrong
adj.stubborn;willful;unyilding

We cannot tolerate his headstrong actions
heckler
n.person who verbally harrasses others

The heckler kept interrupting the speaker with rude remarks
headonist
n.one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life
heedless
adj.not noticing; disregarding

she drove on, heedless of the warnings that the road was dangerous. v.heed
hegemony
n.dominace, especialy one nation over others

the commentators marveled at the sudden breakdown of the once monolithic Soviet hegemony
heinous
adj.astrocious; hatefully bad

Hitler's heinous crimes will never be forgotten
herbivorous
adj.grain-eating

some herbivorous mammals have two stomachs for digesting their food
heresy
n.opinion contrary to popular belief or accepted origin

She was burned at the stake for heresy in the 14th century.
hermetic
adj.sealed by fusion so as to be airtight

please seal the bottle with a hermetic seal to protect them from contamination from bacteria
hermetic(2)
adj.obscure and mysterious; occult

modern chemistry originated in the hermetic teachings of the ancient alchemists.
hermitage
n.home of a hermit

We danced on the green, dined at the hermitage, and wandered in the woods by moonlight.
herpetologist
n.one who studies reptiles.
heterodox
adj.unorthodox;unconventional

Galileo's theory that the earth circled the sun was distrubingly heterodox at that time
heterogeneous
adj.dissimilar; mixed

Fragmentation was inevitable within such a heterogeneous group, whose members had little in common
hew
v.cut to pieces with ax or sword

Use arcane reaper to hew the horde
heyday
n.time of greatest success; prime

In their heyday, the San Francisco Forty-Niners won the Super Bowl two years running
humdrum
adj.dull;monotonous

After her years of adventure, she could not settle down to a humdrum existence
humane
adj.marked by kindness or consideration

He's one of the most humane people I have ever worked with
hue and cry
n.outcry

when her purse was snatched, she raised such a hue and cry that the thief was captured
hue
n.color;aspect

The pottery is blue with a greenish hue
hubris
n.arrogance;excessive self-conceit

Filled with hubris, he refused to heed his friend's warning
hiatus
n.gap;pause

We are likely to be disconcerted by... hiatuses of thought
horticultural
adj.pertaining to cultivation of gardens

horticultural book
hovel
n.shack; small,wretched house

she wondered how poor people could stand living in such a hovel
hover
v.hang about; wait nearby

The dogs hovered around me while I was fixing their dinner
hubbub
n.confused uproar

We were disturbed by the hubbub from the outside
hostility
n.unfriendliness;hatred
humid
adj.damp
hazardous
adj.dangerous