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Flashcards in "H-" Vocabulary Deck (19):
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Hackneyed

Rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage (adj)

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Halcyon

Calm and prosperous (adj)

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Hallow

To set apart as holy (v)

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Happenstance

A chance happening or event (n)

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Harangue

To deliver a loud, pompous speech or tirade (v)

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Harbinger

Anything that foreshadows a future event; an omen (n)

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Harrow

To distress, create stress or torment (v)

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Hedonism

Devotion to pleasurable pursuits, especially to the pleasures of the senses (n)

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Hegemony

The consistent dominance or influence of one group, state, or ideology over others (n)

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Heretical

Violating accepted dogma or convention; unorthodox (adj)

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Hermetic

Airtight, impervious to outside influence (adj)

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Heterodox

Unorthodox, heretical (adj)

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Hidebound

Narrow or rigid in opinion, inflexible; conservative (adj)

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Hirsute

Hairy, shaggy (adj)

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Homily

A sermon or morally instructive lecture, a platitude (n)

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Homogenous

Same throughout (adj)

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Hortatory

Urging to some course of conduct or action; encouraging (adj)

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Hubris

Arrogant presumption or pride (adj)

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Hyperbole

An exaggerated statement (n)