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English vocab list 74

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wifepreacher's version from 2015-11-10 00:19

Section 1

Question Answer
homonymA word agreeing in sound but different in meaning from another
homophoneA word agreeing in sound but different in meaning from another
honorarium*A token fee or payment to a professional man for services
hoodwink*To deceive
horde*A gathered multitude of human beings
hosieryA stocking
hospitabledisposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness
hospitalityThe practice of receiving and entertaining strangers and guests with kindness
hostilityEnmity
huckster*One who retails small wares.
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Section 2

Question Answer
humane*Compassionate
humanitarianA philanthropist
humanizeTo make gentle or refined
humbugAnything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead
humiliateTo put to shame
hussarA light-horse trooper armed with saber and carbine
hustleTo move with haste and promptnness
hybridCross-breed
hydraThe seven-or nine-headed water-serpent slain by Hercules.
hydraulicInvolving the moving of water, of the force exerted by water in motion.
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Section 3

Question Answer
hydrodynamicsThe branch of mechanics that treats of the dynamics of fluids.
hydroelectricPertaining to electricity developed water or steam
hydromechanicsThe mechanics of fluid
hydrometerAn instrument for determining the density of solids and liquids by flotation
hydrostaticsThe branch of science that treats of the pressure and equilibrium of fluids
hydrousWatery
hygieneThe branch of medical science that relates to improving health.
hypercriticalFaultfinding
hypnosisAn artificial trance-sleep
hypnoticTending to produce sleep.
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