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Gruesome
grisly, horrible; ghastly, frightful The horror film the Texas Chainsaw Massacre was filled with gruesome scenes.
Hallowed
regarded as holy, sacred The Constitution is regarded as a hallowed document in the United States.
Harbinger
precursor, omen, forerunner The groundhog's appearance on February 2 is considered a harbinger of spring.
Harsh
stern or cruel; physically uncomfortable; unpleasant to the ear; rough, strict, severe Harsh words were exchanged during their argument.
Hasty
done quickly (often too quickly); rushed, sloppy, shoddy Henry was too hasty in completing his research paper and forgot to put his name on it. (a famous saying is "Haste makes waste.")
Heed
n. careful attention, notice, observation v. to listen to and obey The naughty children did not heed their mother's rules.
Herbivorous
plant eating A cow is a herbivorous animal. (A carnivore is a meat eater and an omnivore eats plants and meat.)
Heterogeneous
not uniform; made up of different parts teh remain separate; mixed, unlike, diverse America is a heterogenous society, with people of many races and from every country in the world. Japan is a more homogenous society, where most people are Japanese.
Hexagon
polygon having six sides A hexagon has 6 sides and a octagon 8.
Hibernate
to spend the winter in a sleeplike, dormant state During winter, bears hibernate in caves.