Pair of Words: From Meaning and Sentence from Hoard to Illusion

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List of Pair of Words: H to I

Hoard

Meaning: to collect large amounts of something and keep it in a safe, often secret, place

Sentence: During the siege people began hoarding food and supplies.

Horde

Meaning: a large group of people

Sentence: Hordes of students on bikes made crossing the road difficult.

Hew

Meaning: to cut a large piece out of rock, stone or another hard material in a rough way

Sentence: The monument was hewn out of the side of a mountain.

Hue

Meaning: a particular shade or tint of a given color

Sentence: In the Caribbean waters there are fish of every hue.

Imply

Meaning: to communicate an idea or feeling without saying it directly

Sentence: I detected an implied criticism of the way he was treated.

Ingenious

Meaning: very clever and skillful

Sentence: She was ingenious at finding ways to work more quickly.

Ingenuous

Meaning: honest, sincere and trusting/ showing innocent or childlike simplicity and candidness

Sentence: It has to be said it was rather ingenuous of him to ask a complete stranger to look after his luggage.

Immigrant

Meaning: a person who has come to a different country in order to live there permanently

Sentence: Illegal immigrants are sent back across the border if they are caught.

Illusion

Meaning: an idea or belief which is not true

Sentence: He had no illusions about his talents as a singer.

Immigrate

Meaning: to come to live in a different country

Sentence: He immigrated with his parents in 1895 and grew up in London.

Invade

Meaning: to enter an area of activity in a forceful and noticeable way

Sentence: Concentrations of troops near the border look set to invade within the next few days.

Immoral

Meaning: morally wrong

Sentence: It’s an immoral tax because the poor will pay relatively more.

Imperial

Meaning: belonging or relating to an empire or the person or country that rules it

Sentence: Delhi is a city of two centers, comprising imperial Lutyens architecture and numerous monuments to the Moghul Empire.

Imperious

Meaning: unpleasantly proud and expecting obedience Sentence: He sent them away with an imperious wave of the hand.

Imperial

Meaning: belonging or relating to an empire or the person or country that rules it

Sentence: Delhi is a city of two centers, comprising imperial Lutyens architecture and numerous monuments to the Moghul Empire.

Incite

Meaning: to encourage someone to do or feel something unpleasant or violent Sentence: She was expelled for inciting her classmates to rebel against their teachers.

Imperious

Meaning: unpleasantly proud and expecting obedience

Sentence: He sent them away with an imperious wave of the hand.

Illusion

Meaning: an idea or belief which is not true

Sentence: He had no illusions about his talents as a singer.

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