GRE Word List-H

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habitat= natural home of a plant or animal
habituate =accustom or familiarize; addict
hackles= hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog
hackneyed =commonplace; trite
haggard= wasted away; gaunt
haggle =argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)
hail= frozen rain drop
halcyon= calm; peaceful
hale =healthy
halfhearted= exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm
hallowed= blessed; consecrated
Hallow= set apart as holy
hallucination =delusion; false idea; false perception of objects with a compelling sense of their reality
halting =hesitant; faltering; not fluent
halt= proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver
hamper =obstruct; prevent the free movement of
handsome= large in quantity; generous
hap= chance; luck
haphazard =random; by chance; happening in an unplanned manner
hapless =unfortunate; luckless
harangue= long, passionate, and vehement speech
harass =annoy by repeated attacks
harbinger =forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
harbor =give protection (by giving food and shelter); provide a refuge for
hardy= (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
harping= tiresome dwelling on a subject
Harp= dwell on (think or speak a lot about) tediously
harrowing= agonizing; distressing; traumatic
harrow= break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize
Harry= harass, annoy, torment (by repeated attacks); raid
hatch =deck opening; lid covering a deck opening
haughtiness =pride; arrogance
haunt= (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent
haven= place of safety; refuge; harbor
havoc =widespread damage; disorder; chaos
hazard= venture; put in danger; risk
hazardous= dangerous
hazy =slightly obscure; misty; unclear
haze= light mist or smoke; confused state of mind
headfirst =moving with the head leading; headlong
headlong =hasty; rash; headfirst
headstrong= willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one’s own way
healthful =conducive to good health
healthy =possessing good health; healthful
heckler =person who verbally harasses others
Heckle= verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
hedonist =one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life
hedonism= practice of living one’s life purely for pleasure
heed =pay attention to
heedless= not noticing; disregarding
hegemony =dominance especially of one nation over others
heinous= atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad
helm =steering wheel of a ship; position of control
hem =surround tightly so that movement is impossible
herald messenger; sign of something to come
herbivorous= grain-eating
herd =group of animals; crowd; one who looks after a herd
hereafter= life after death
heresy =opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion
hermetic =concerning alchemy or magic; obscure and mysterious; occult
hermitage= home of a hermit
herpetologist =one who studies reptiles
herpetology= branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
heterodox= (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
heterogeneous= dissimilar; mixed; not homogeneous; consisting of dissimilar elements or plants
hew =cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop
heyday= time of greatest success or power; prime
hiatus =gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break
hibernal =wintry; wintry; of or like winter
hibernate =sleep throughout the winter

hide =skin of an animal
hideous= repulsive to the sight; ugly; repugnant
hierarchy =arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks
hieroglyphic= picture writing
high-flown= highly pretentious or inflated
hilarity= boisterous mirth(merriment; laughter)
hilarious= full of laughter
hindmost= furthest behind; farthest to the rear
hindrance =block; obstacle
hindsight =understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
hinterlands =back country; inner part of a country
hireling =one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously)
hirsute= hairy; having a lot of hair
historic= important in history
historical connected with history
histrionic =theatrical; excessively dramatic, affected; of actors or acting
hive= box for bees
hoard= stockpile; accumulate for future use
hoary= white with age
hoax =trick which makes someone take action; practical joke
holocaust =destruction by fire
holster =leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
homage= honor; tribute; great respect
homely= not good-looking; unattractive
homeostasis =tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium
homespun= domestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple
homily =sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning
homogeneous= of the same kind; uniform in composition throughout
hone= sharpen (a tool)
hoodwink= deceive; delude
horde= crowd; swarm
horoscope=diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person’s birth) used by astrologers
hortatory =encouraging; extortive; marked by exhortation
horticultural= pertaining to cultivation of gardens
horticulture= science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants
hostage =person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
hostility =unfriendliness; hatred; enmity
hothead= person who does things too quickly without thinking
hovel= shack; small wretched house
hover= hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby
hubbub= confused uproar; loud noise; din
hubris =arrogance; excessive self-conceit
hue =color; aspect
hue and cry= outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest
hull= husk; dry outer covering of a seed; frame or body of a ship
humane =marked by kindness or consideration; kind and compassionate; humanitarian
humanitarian =one devoted to the promotion of human welfare
humble =of low rank or position; modest; having a low opinion of oneself and a high opinion of others
humiliate= make humble; cause to feel ashamed or to lose the respect of others
humdrum =dull; monotonous
humid= damp
humility= humbleness of spirit
hummock= small hill; hillock
humor= indulge; comply with the wishes of
humus =substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter
hurl =throw forcefully; shout out violently
hurtle= crash; rush
husband= use sparingly; conserve; save
husbandry= frugality; thrift; economy; agriculture
hut= crude dwelling; shack
hybrid =mongrel; mixed breed
hydrophobia =fear of water; rabies
hygiene =science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health
Hygienic= showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease)
hyperbole= exaggeration; overstatement
Hyperbolic= of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
hypercritical =excessively exacting; too critical
hypnosis= induced sleeping state
hypochondriac =person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness
hypochondria =neurosis that one is or is becoming ill
hypocritical= pretending to be virtuous; deceiving
hypocrisy= profession of beliefs one does not possess
hypothetical =based on assumptions or hypotheses
hysteria= excessive or uncontrollable excitement
Hysteric= person suffering from hysteria
Hysterics= attack of hysteria

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