Competitive Exams: Word List: Vocabulary H

Word List: H

  • hack: Cut roughly; hired horse
  • hallow: To make holy; consecrate
  • hamper: Basket with a lid, prevent free movement or activity
  • hapless: Unlucky, unfortunate
  • harangue: a long, passionate speech
  • harbinger-smth or smb that foretells the coming of
  • harrow: To distress, create stress or torment
  • harsh: Rough, cruel, stern
  • haughty: Arrogant; conceited
  • haven: Harbor, safety place
  • heed: Pay attention; notice
  • heinous: Odious (of crime)
  • heresy: Belief contrary to what is generally accepted
  • hermetic: Sealed by fusion
  • heterogeneous: Made up of different kinds
  • hew: Make by hard work; cut (by striking)
  • hirsute: Hairy, shaggy
  • hoax: Mischievous trick played on smb for a joke
  • hoi polloi: The masses; the rabble
  • hollow: Not soled, with hole
  • holster: Leather case for a pistol
  • hone: Stone used for sharpening tools
  • hoodwink: Trick, mislead
  • hospitable: Liking to give hospitality
  • hubris: Arrogant pride
  • hurdle: Light frame, fence to be jumped over
  • husk: Worthless outside part of anything
  • hypocrisy: Falsely making oneself appear to be good
  • halcyon: Calm. Harangue: A tirade.
  • harbinger: One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing. Head: Adv. Precipitately, as in diving. Heinous: Odiously sinful.
  • heresy: An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles. Heterogeneous: Consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds. Hirsute: Having a hairy covering. Hoodwink: To deceive.
  • hospitable: Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness. Hypocrisy: Extreme insincerity.