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Halcyon

Calm and peaceful; happy; golden; prosperous

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Hallowed

Holy; sacred

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Harangue

Long, pompous speech, tirade

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Harrowing

Extremely distressing; terrifying

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Herbivorous

Relating to a herbivore, an animal that feeds mainly on plants

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Hermetic

Tightly sealed; magical

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Heterodox

Unorthodox; not widely accepted

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Hieroglyphics

A system of writing in which pictorial symbols represented meaning or sounds; writing or symbols that are difficult to decipher; the symbols used in advanced mathematics

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Hirsute

Covered with hair

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Histrionic

Relating to exaggerated emotional behavior calculated for effect; theatrical arts of performances

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Homeostasis

Automatic maintenance by an organism of normal temperature, chemical balance, etc. within itself

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Homily

Sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; platitude

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Homogeneous

Composed of identical parts; uniform in composition

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Hyperbole

Purposeful exaggeration for effect