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Flashcards in H and I Lists Vocabulary Deck (31):
1

calm, peaceful, tranquil; wealthy, prosperous

halcyon

2

a person who goes ahead and makes known the approach to another

harbinger

3

to grow dull or stupid

hebetate

4

leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation

hegemony

5

any flight or journey to a more desirable place (religious escape)

hegira

6

secluded, unaffected by the outside

hermetic

7

remote or less developed parts of a country

hinterland

8

sermon on a Biblical topic, usually non-doctrinal in nature

homily

9

composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kind

homogeneous

10

act or fact of conducting a shrewd exchange or engaging in a horse trade; bargaining

horse trading

11

clamorous noise or disturbance; uproar

hullabaloo

12

the creation of illnesses and injuries in patients as a result of medical treatment (Greek: iatro [doctor], genic [produced by])

iatrogenesis

13

attacking or ignoring cherished beliefs and long-held traditions as being based on an error; superstition or lack of creativity; breaking or destroying images set up for religious purposes

iconoclast(ic)

14

disgrace; dishonor; public contempt

ignominy/ignominious

15

an explanation which is even more obscure than the thing it purports to explain; literally: the unknown by the more unknown

ignotum per ignotius

16

to impregnate or inspire, as with feelings, opinions; to fill something w/feeling

imbue

17

to challenge as false; cast doubt upon; assail by words or arguments

impugn

18

embodied in flesh, given a bodily form; personified or typified

incarnate

19

not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary; just begun, disorganized

inchoate

20

penetrating, cutting, biting; trenchant; remarkably clear and direct

incisive

21

incapable of being tired out; not yielding to fatigue; untiring

indefatigable

22

lacking food, clothing, and other necessities for life because of poverty; needy, poor, impoverished

indigent

23

incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible; not to be spoken because of its sacredness; unutterable

ineffable

24

conflicting within the group, turns on itself

internecine

25

to introduce (something extraneous) between other things or parts (verbally)

interpolate

26

w/out distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities

insipid

27

indifference, lack of care or concern

insouciance

28

refusing to agree or compromise; inflexible

intransigent

29

to accustom to (hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.)

inure

30

calculated to create ill will or resentment or give offense

invidious

31

a bone disease caused by cadmium (Japanese: ouch, ouch)

itaiitai