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English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO & Other exams

Heptarchy: A group of seven governments.

Herald: harbinger
Example: [The president’s speech heralds a new era in foreign policy]

Herbarium:
A collection of dried plants scientifically arranged for study.

Herbivorous:
feeding on plants
Example: [a herbivorous dinosaur]

Hereditary:
Passing naturally from parent to child.

Heredity:
genetic endowment, inheritance, the passing of genetic qualities, inherited attributes
Example: [changes into the heredity of the race]

Heresy:
opposite of what is the official or popular opinion
Example: [radical remarks like this amount to heresy]

Heretic:
One who holds opinions contrary to the recognized standards or tenets of any philosophy
Example: [the conquerors punished the heretic]

Heritage:
Birthright.

Hermetic:
sealed airtight
Example: [a hermetic seal]

Hermetically:
tightly, in an airtight manner
Example: [hermetically sealed]

Hermit:
one who lives in solitude

Hermitage:
home of a hermit
Example: [a remote hermitage]

Hernia:
(pathology) disorder in which an organ sticks through an opening in its surrounding tissue
Example: [Hernia, the name given to the protrusion of an internal organ, specially a part of the intestines]

Herpetologist:
a reptile expert, one who studies reptiles
Example: [No herpetologist would dare claim that he knew all about snakes]

Hesitancy:
uncertainty, reluctance, irresolution, indecision, hesitance
Example: [Without any hesitancy, unarmed and helpless, they clambered into the boat]

Hesitation:
Vacillation.
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Heterodox: heretical, against accepted beliefs, dissident, unorthodox, schismatic
Example: [I declined answering Mrs. Dean’s question, which struck me as something heterodox. Already I was considered heterodox if not treasonable…nevertheless I could not at times refrain from bursting out into suspicious or half-seditious utterances, even among the highest Polygonal and Circular society. Examining these heterodox pronouncements a little more closely, however, we may possibly perceive their truth. — Friedrich Nietzsche]

Heterogeneity:
Unlikeness of constituent parts.

Heterogeneous:
different composed of unlike parts
Example: [heterogeneous groupings]

Heteromorphic:
Deviating from the normal form or standard type.

Heuristic:
teaching device or method

Hew:
to cut with an ax
Example: [The monument was hewn out of the side of a mountain]

Hexagon:
(GEOMETRY) a shape with six sides

Hexapod:
Having six feet.

Heyday:
glory days
Example: [In their heyday]

Hiatus:
interruption
Example: [to resume production after a two-month hiatus]

Hibernal:
wintry
Example: [bears’ long hibernal sleep]

Hibernate:
lie dormant, to spend the winter sleeping, sleep, overwinter
Example: [Twice I have known bears to hibernate in enormous nests that were made of the long fibres of cedar bark]

Hibernation:
a state of sleep for a prolonged period

Hibernian:
Pertaining to Ireland or its people.

Hideous:
repulsive, ugly, gruesome, dreadful, terrible
Example: [a hideous disease]

Hierarchy:
divided into ranks
Example: [it was a strict hierarchy]

Hieroglyphic:
pictogram, symbol, hard to read, of a pictographic system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt
Example: [hieroglyphic writings]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Hieroglyphics: picture writing

Hilarious:
comical, funny, cheerful, hysterical, amusing
Example: [hilarious laughter/comedy/story/satire]

Hilarity:
boisterous mirth
Example: [this hilarity is improper on this solemn day of mourning]

Hillock:
small hill, mound, hummock, knoll, mound
Example: [Before them rose a hillock, which…cut the horizon at right angles]

Hinder:
obstruct, delay, slow down, deter, hold back
Example: [Don Ignacio, too, had done his share to hinder discovery of the truth]

Hindmost:
farthest from the front

Hindrance:
An obstacle
Example: [I’ve never considered my disability a hindrance]

Hinterland (Also Hinterlands): A Remote Area Of A Country; An Undeveloped Area; Back Country:
The hinterland of the Province of Ungava is also a Canadian possession.

Hireling:
a person working only for materialistic aspects a hired servant
Example: [I do not wish to deal with hirelings; I must meet the chief]

Hirsute:
bearded
Example: [a hirsute individual with a heavy black beard]

Histrionic:
overly dramatic
Example: [a histrionic outburst]

Hoard:
pile, accumulate, collect, gather, store, amass
Example: [But whatever motives old men had to hoard money, their young heirs had usually as strong motives to squander it]

Hoary:
old white
Example: [a few hoary old jokes]

Hoax:
practical joke a trick
Example: [he was embarrassed by the hoax]

Hogshead:
large barrel
Example: [on return trip hogsheads filled with French wines and liquors]

Holistic:
as a whole
Example: [a holistic approach to disease]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


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