Flashcards in H1 Mneomonics Deck (35):
(adjective): trite or overused "HACK need"
Think: hacked knees
The veteran soccer play had hacked knees; his knees were hackneyed from overuse
(adjective): worn-out looking " HAH gerd"
After months of partying with little sleep, Linday Lohan began to look haggard and worried people would think she was an old hag
(adjective): happy; peaceful; prosperous
"HAL see yon"
think: hell's she on?
In her halcyon years, people would ask "What the hell's she on?" because she was constantly happy
(adjective): sacred "HAL owed"
The cemetery where saints are buried is so hallowed it's practically "halo-ed"
(adjective): unlucky. "HAP less"
Think: happy less
The hapless are often happy less because of their rottien luck
(adjective): related to the sense of touch "HAP tick"
Think: half ticked
I am only half ticked off that my haptic sense are fading with age, sine my resistance to pain has also increased
(noun): a ranting lecture. "huh RANG"
Think: her ears rang
Her ears rang so much after the loud harangue that she joked she'd rather hang than listen to it again
(noun) something that shows what will happen in the future "har BINJ er"
The superstitious woman though the black cat crossed her path was a harbinger of bad luck and a bringer of misfortune
(adjective): involving struggle and hard work. "HARD skrab bull"
Think: hard and scrappy scrabble champ
Despite her hardscrabble upbringing, Lucinda was a hard and scrappy scrabble champ; she excelled not because of her genius, but through hard work and a superior will to win
(adjective): free from disagreement; forming a pleasing whole "Har MOAN ee us"
Think: harp money
Playing the harp brings me as much money as it does because the way I play is so harmonious
(adjective): harassed "HAH(rhymes with "NAH") reed"
Being harried by your teacher and hurried to finish your test- just because you're the last one in the room- is terrible
(verb): to torment or greatly distress. "HAH (rhymes with "NAH") rowed"
Think: hair arrow
Not two days after I'd grown the perfect afro, my friend decided to harrow me by shooting me in the hair with an arrow
(adjective): proud in a way that looks down on others "HOT ee"
Think: stuck-up hottie
Unfortunately, that senior class hottie is usually haughty when you talk to her
(adjective): done without adequate thinking: rash "HEAD long"
If you drive headfirst into a shallow pool, it would be a headlong decision
(verb): to bully or harass. "HEK tir"
I tried to hector the comedian by heckling him, but he made fun of me, so I stopped
(noun)j: dominance. "HEJ uh moany"
Think: huge money
The country with huge amounts of money enjoyed hegemony over its neighbors because it could afford an immense army
(adjective) : wicked ; hateable; "HAIN us"
I called you an anus because of your heinous deeds- you cheated on me!
(noun, verb) n: messenger, indicator, omen v: to signal the arrival of "HAIR uhld"
Think: Harold the herald
"Harold the Herald" would be a great name for a psychic who heralds the future... if people had more capacious vocabularies
(adjective): protected from outside influence. "her MET ick"
The hermit lived in a hermetic cave that was only reachable via a treacherous mountain path
(adjective): unorthodox; unconventional. "HETT er oh docks"
If you are heterosexual, then you prefer the opposite (different) sex. If you are heterodox, then you prefer an unconventional (different) lifestyle and/ or philosophy
(adjective): made of dissimilar parts "heh te-ro JEAN ee-us"
Heterosexual sex is more heterogeneous than homosexual sex sine it involves a wider variety of body parts
(noun): one's best time period "HAY day"
Think: hey day
During my heyday, when i was the starting quarterback and had a 4.0, al lthe girls said hey to me every day
(noun): an interruption or break "hi A (sounds like the letter A)tus"
The Hawaiian Hyatt ad urged us to take a hiatus from work to stay at its luxurious hotel for a few days
(adjective): inflexible; ultra-conservative. "HIDE bound"
The hidebound extremists were bound in animal hides and unsurprisingly were against gay marriage
(adjective): hairy. "her STOOT"
Think: hair suit
I saw an old guy in the locker room who was so hirsute that he looked like he was wearing a hair suit
(adjective) : overly emotional for effect "hiss tree ON ick"
Her hysterical laughter was designed to get attention and was therefore histrionic
(noun): a jumble of different things "HAHJ pahj"
If your garage is anyting like mine, it's a hodge podge of tools, old papers, junk, and who knows what else
(adjective): dealing with something as a whole "ho LIST ick"
Think: whole list
Holistic medicine treats the whole list of body issues instead of just addressing one symptom
(adjective): simple; unpretentious. "home SPUN"
Think: home spun
Her clothes are pretty homespun, but then agin, they are actually are home spun- her mom weaves them at home on a loom
(adjective): having the same composition througout. "huh MOJ in us"
Think: homogenized milk
Milk is homogenized to mix in the cream and make a homogeneous liquid
(adjective): intended to urge action "HORT uh tore ee"
Think: horror story
The horror story about the spread of Ebola had a hortatory effect on us; we began washing our hands after touching everything
(noun): excessive pride or self- confidence. "HYU bris"
Think: huge breasts
If a girl gets implants and suddenly has huge breasts, she may develop hubris from all the male attention
(noun): nonsense; rubbish. "hum BUG ur ee"
Think: bah, humbug!
Ebenezer Scrooge said, "bah, humbug!" so much because he though Christmas was humbuggery
(adjective) boring. "HUM drum"
Think: hums and drums
That was a humdrum band- it was just one guy who would hum and another guy beating a drum