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Flashcards in Deck 22 Deck (25):
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hackneyed

overused; trite; stale

2

halcyon

peaceful, carefree, serene

3

hapless

unlucky

4

harbinger

a forerunner, a signal of

5

harp

to repeat tediously, to go on and on about something

6

harry

to harass, to annoy

7

hedonism

the pursuit of pleasure as a way of life

8

hegemony

leadership, especially of one nation over another

9

herald

a royal proclaimer, a harbinger

10

hermetic

impervious (resistant) to external influence, airtight

11

heyday

golden age, prime

12

histrionic

overly dramatic; theatrical

13

hoary

gray or white with age; ancient; stale

14

homage

reverence; respect

15

homily

a sermon

16

hubris

arrogance; excessive pride

17

husbandry

thrifty management of resources; livestock farming

18

iconoclast

one who attacks popular beliefs or institutions

19

ideology

a system of social or political ideas

20

idiosyncrasy

a peculiarity; an eccentricity

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idyllic

charming in a rustic way; naturally peaceful

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ignominy

deep disgrace

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imminent

just about to happen

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immutable

unchangeable

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impartial

fair; not favoring one side or the other