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Glossary of SAT 1 Vocab: H (Habitat - Hypothesis)

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habitat
dwelling
hackneyed
trite; overused
haggard
worn out from sleeplessness, grief, etc.
halcyon
calm
hale
healthy
hallmark
a symbol of high quality
hallow
to bless or make holy
hallucination
a false notion or illusion
hamper
to hinder; to keep someone from acting freely
haphazard
dependent upon mere chance
hapless
unlucky
harangue
long speech
harass
to annoy
harbinger
an omen or sign
harbor
a body of water providing ships with protection from winds and waves; to conceal or hide
hardy
sturdy; courageous
harlequin
a clown
harpy
a greedy, grasping person; a scolding, bad-tempered woman
harrowing
distressing
harry
to worry or torment
hart
a male deer
haughty
snobbish; arrogant
haunt
to appear as a spirit or ghost; to visit frequently; to distress
haven
a safe place
havoc
great destruction
hazard
risk; danger
headlong
recklessly; impulsively
headstrong
stubborn; willful
hearsay
rumor or gossip
hearth
fireplace
hector
to bully
hedonist
a pleasure-seeker
heedless
unmindful; careless
hefty
large and powerful; heavy
hegemony
leadership or strong influence
hegira
flight; escape
heinous
hateful; abominable
hemophilia
blood defect
herald
to announce or usher in
herbivorous
feeding on vegetation
herculean
tremendous in size, strength, or difficulty
heresy
rejection of a religious belief
hermetic
airtight
heterodox
departing from acceptable beliefs
heterogeneous
different
heyday
period of success
hiatus
pause or gap
hibernate
to be inactive, especially during the winter
hierarchy
a ranking, one above the other
hilarity
gaiety; joy
hircine
goat-like
hirsute
hairy; bearded
histrionic
theatrical; overly dramatic
hoard
to store away; to accumulate
hoary
white with age or frost
hoax
a practical joke
hobgoblin
a frightening apparition or anything causing fear
hodgepodge
mixture
hogwash
meaningless or insincere talk
hoi polloi
the common people
holocaust
complete destruction
homage
honor and respect
homily
a sermon
homogeneous
composed of parts all of the same kind
homophonic
sounding alike
hone
to sharpen
hoodwink
to trick or deceive
hoot
to shout in disapproval
horde
a crowd of people
horticulture
the science of gardening
hospice
shelter
hovel
a dirty, wretched living place
hover
to keep lingering about
hubris
excessive pride or self-confidence
hue
a color or shade
humane
kind; compassionate
humbug
trick or hoax
humdrum
monotonous
humid
moist
humility
meekness; lowliness
humus
black soil for fertilizing
hurtle
to dash, speed, or run
husbandry
the science of raising crops; careful management
hybrid
mixed; assorted
hydrophobia
fear of water; rabies
hymeneal
pertaining to marriage
hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
hypercritical
overcritical
hypochondriac
a person with imaginary ailments
hypocrite
one who pretends to be someone or something he is not
hypothesis
an educated guess; a theory

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