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habituate

make or become accustomed or used to something.

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hachure

a short line used for shading and denoting surfaces in relief (as in map drawing) and drawn in the direction of slope

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hackle

erectile hairs along the back of a dog or other animal that rise when it is angry or alarmed. a long, narrow feather on the neck or saddle of a domestic rooster or other bird

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hackney

A horse of a breed developed in England, having a gait characterized by pronounced flexion of theknee. 2. A trotting horse suited for routine riding or driving; a hack. 3. A coach or carriage for hire

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hade

the inclination of a mineral vein or fault from the vertical. (of a shaft, vein, or fault) incline from the vertical.

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hadron

studied by colliding protons or nuclei of heavy elements such as lead, and detecting the debris in the produced particle showers.

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hafiz

literally meaning "guardian," is a term used by modern Muslims for someone who has completely memorized the Qur'an

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haggadah

a fulfillment of the Scriptural commandment to each Jew to "tell your son" of the Jewish liberation from slavery in Egypt as described in the Book of Exodus in the Torah

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haggis

Haggis is a savoury pudding containing sheep's pluck; minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally encased in the animal's stomach and simmered for approximately three hours.

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hagiology

literature dealing with the lives and legends of saints.

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halation

the spreading of light beyond its proper boundaries to form a fog around the edges of a bright image in a photograph or on a television screen.

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halberd

a two-handed pole weapon that came to prominent use during the 14th and 15th centuries. The word halberd may come from the German words Halm (staff), and Barte (axe).

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hale

free from defect, disease, or infirmity : sound; also : retaining exceptional health and vigor

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halloo

Used to urge on hounds in a hunt.

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halting

slow and hesitant, especially through lack of confidence; faltering.

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hamartia

a fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero or heroine.

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hamfatter

A low-grade actor or performer; a ham

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handwringing

the clasping together and squeezing of one's hands, especially when distressed or worried.

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hangdog

having a dejected or guilty appearance; shamefaced.

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hank

a coil or skein of yarn, hair, rope, or other material.

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haploid

he term used when a cell has only one set of chromosomes. A normal eukaryote organism is composed of diploid cells, one set of chromosomes from each parent. However, after meiosis, the number of chromosomes in gametes is halved.

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hardscrabble

involving hard work and struggle.

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hardtack

a simple type of cracker or biscuit, made from flour, water, and sometimes salt. Inexpensive and long-lasting, it was and is used for sustenance in the absence of perishable foods, commonly during long sea voyages and military campaigns

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harlequin

a pattern of diamond-shaped figures of different colors; : a comic character in old stories and plays who wears a mask and colorful clothes with a diamond pattern

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harpy

a grasping, unpleasant woman; a rapacious monster described as having a woman's head and body and a bird's wings and claws or depicted as a bird of prey with a woman's face.

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harridan

a strict, bossy, or belligerent old woman.

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harrier

a medium sized dog breed of the hound class, used for hunting hares by trailing them. It resembles anEnglish Foxhound but is smaller, though not as small as a Beagle.

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harrow

a cultivating implement set with spikes, spring teeth, or disks and used primarily for pulverizing and smoothing the soil

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haruspex

a diviner in ancient Rome basing his predictions on inspection of the entrails of sacrificial animals

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hasp

a slotted hinged metal plate that forms part of a fastening for a door or lid and is fitted over a metal loop and secured by a pin or padlock