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Flashcards in H1 Mneomonics Deck (35):
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hackneyed

(adjective): trite or overused "HACK need"

Think: hacked knees

The veteran soccer play had hacked knees; his knees were hackneyed from overuse

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haggard

(adjective): worn-out looking " HAH gerd"

Think: hag

After months of partying with little sleep, Linday Lohan began to look haggard and worried people would think she was an old hag

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halcyon

(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

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hallowed

(adjective): sacred "HAL owed"

Think: halo-ed

The cemetery where saints are buried is so hallowed it's practically "halo-ed"

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hapless

(adjective): unlucky. "HAP less"

Think: happy less

The hapless are often happy less because of their rottien luck

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haptic

(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

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harangue

(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

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harbinger

(noun) something that shows what will happen in the future "har BINJ er"

Think: bringer

The superstitious woman though the black cat crossed her path was a harbinger of bad luck and a bringer of misfortune

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hardscrabble

(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

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harmonious

(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

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harried

(adjective): harassed "HAH(rhymes with "NAH") reed"

Think: hurried

Being harried by your teacher and hurried to finish your test- just because you're the last one in the room- is terrible

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harrow

(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

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haughtly

(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

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headlong

(adjective): done without adequate thinking: rash "HEAD long"

Think: headfirst

If you drive headfirst into a shallow pool, it would be a headlong decision

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hector

(verb): to bully or harass. "HEK tir"

Think: heckle

I tried to hector the comedian by heckling him, but he made fun of me, so I stopped

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hegemony

(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

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heibous

(adjective) : wicked ; hateable; "HAIN us"

Think: anus

I called you an anus because of your heinous deeds- you cheated on me!

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herald

(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

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hermetic

(adjective): protected from outside influence. "her MET ick"

Think: hermit

The hermit lived in a hermetic cave that was only reachable via a treacherous mountain path

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heterodox

(adjective): unorthodox; unconventional. "HETT er oh docks"

Think: hetero=different

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

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heterogeneous

(adjective): made of dissimilar parts "heh te-ro JEAN ee-us"

Think: heterosexual

Heterosexual sex is more heterogeneous than homosexual sex sine it involves a wider variety of body parts

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heyday

(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

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hiatus

(noun): an interruption or break "hi A (sounds like the letter A)tus"

think: Hyatt

The Hawaiian Hyatt ad urged us to take a hiatus from work to stay at its luxurious hotel for a few days

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hidebound

(adjective): inflexible; ultra-conservative. "HIDE bound"

think: hide-bound

The hidebound extremists were bound in animal hides and unsurprisingly were against gay marriage

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hirsute

(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

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histrionic

(adjective) : overly emotional for effect "hiss tree ON ick"

Think: hysterical

Her hysterical laughter was designed to get attention and was therefore histrionic

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hodgepodge

(noun): a jumble of different things "HAHJ pahj"

Think: garage

If your garage is anyting like mine, it's a hodge podge of tools, old papers, junk, and who knows what else

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hollistic

(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

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homespun

(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

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homogeneous

(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

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hortatory

(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

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hubris

(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

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humbuggery

(noun): nonsense; rubbish. "hum BUG ur ee"

Think: bah, humbug!

Ebenezer Scrooge said, "bah, humbug!" so much because he though Christmas was humbuggery

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humdrum

(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

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husbandry

(noun): careful management "HUZ bun dree"

Think :husband

In the 1950s, a woman's husband usually practiced husbandry of their finances.