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Hackneyed

Adj. commonplace; trite.

When the reviewer criticized the movie for its hackneyed plot, we agreed; we had seen similar stories hundreds of times before.

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Hamper

V. obstruct.

The new mother didn't realize how much effort of caring for an infant would hamper her ability to keep an immaculate house.

3

Hardy

Adj. sturdy; robust; able to stand inclement weather.

We asked the gardening expert to recommend particularly hardy plants that could withstand our harsh New Englad winters.

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Haughtiness

N. pride; arrogance.

When she realized that Darcy believed himself to be too good to dance with his inferiors, Elizabeth took great offense at his haughtiness.

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Hedonist

N. one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life.

A thorough hedonist, he considered only his own pleasure and ignored any claims others had on money or time.

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Heresy

N. opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion.

Galileo's assertion that the earth moved around the sun directly contradicted the religious teachings of his day; as a result, he was tried for heresy.

Heretic, N.

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Hierarchy

N. arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks.

To be low man on the totem pole is to have an inferior place in the hierarchy.

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Homogenous

Adj. the same kind.

Because the student body at Elite Prep was so homogenous, Sara and James decided to send their daughter to a school that offered more cultural diversity.

Homogenize, v

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Hypocritical

Adj. pretending to be virtuous; deceiving.

It was hypocritical of Martha to say nice things about my poetry to me and then make fun of my verses behind my back.

Hypocrisy, N.

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Hypothetical

Adj. based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed.

Supposed you are accepted by Harvard, Stanford, and Brown. Which one would you choose to attend? Remember, this is only a hypothetical situation.

Hypothesis, N.