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hoot.idiom
give a hoot or care a hoot; to be completely indifferent to (I don't give a hoot what you think)
hooter.noun,.plural.hooters

headstrong.adjective
determined to have one's own way; stubbornly and often recklessly.willful; obstinate; unruly; resulting from willfulness and obstinacy

harass, harassed, harassing, harasses.transitive verbs
to irritate or torment.persistently; to wear out; exhaust; to impede and exhaust (an enemy) by repeated attacks or raids
harasser.noun,.plural.
harassment.noun,.plural.harassments

hassle.noun,.plural.hassles
if someone hassles you, they cause problems for you, often by repeatedly telling you or asking you to do something, in an annoying.way; a hassle is a situation that is difficult and involves problems, effort or arguments with people (I don't think it's worth the money or the hassle; a day spent traveling, with all the usual hassles at airport check-in); an argument or a fight; trouble; bother (what with all the hassles of planning, packing, traveling in the heat with the kids in the car and sleeping in sometimes uncomfortable beds and finding an organic restaurant for the food we like, if there is even one close, we decided to holiday close to home)
hassle, hassled, hassling, hassles.verbs
intransitive verb use.to argue or fight

hearten, heartened, heartening, heartens.transitive verbs
to give strength, courage or hope to; encourage

heartily.adverb
thoroughly; completely (wished heartily that they would stay a little longer); with zest or enthusiasm; with great appetite or enjoyment (eat heartily, live wholly); in a cordial manner; with warmth and sincerity (she greeted us heartily)

heady, headier, headiest.adjective
impetuous and rash-(a heady outburst of anger); domineering; overbearing (too heady to reason with)
headily.adverb
headiness.noun

hemisphere.noun,.plural.hemispheres
either the northern or southern half of the earth as divided by the equator or the eastern or western half as divided by a meridian; either half of the celestial sphere as divided by the ecliptic, the celestial equator or the horizon; a half of a sphere bounded by a great circle; a half of a symmetrical, approximately spherical object as divided by a plane of symmetry
hemispheric or hemispherical.adjective
hemispherically.adverb

humble, humbler, humblest.adjectives
marked by meekness or modesty in behavior, attitude or spirit; not arrogant or prideful; showing deferential or submissive.respect (a humble apology comes from a sorrowful heart.(*); unpretentious or lowly (a humble cottage); not rising far from the ground
humble, humbled, humbling, humbles.transitive verbs
to cause to be meek or modest in spirit; to give a lower condition or station to; abase; degrade; to curtail or destroy the pride of; to humiliate
humbleness, humbler.nouns
humbly.adverb

humility.noun
the quality or condition of being humble

humiliate, humiliated, humiliating, humiliates.transitive verbs
to lower the pride, dignity or self-respect of; degrade; to humble
humiliation.noun
the act of humiliating; degradation; the state of being humiliated or disgraced; shame; a humiliating condition or circumstance

honest.adjective
marked by or displaying integrity; the many synonyms for the word honest denote a person of high quality.character; upright (an honest lawyer); not deceptive or fraudulent; genuine (honest weight as the weigh scales had been calibrated); equitable; fair (honest wages for an honest day's work); characterized by truth; not false (honest reporting) sincere; frank (an honest critique); of good repute; respectable; without affectation; plain (honest folk); virtuous; chaste; the word in original Greek
honestly.adverb
in an honest manner used as an intensive.(I honestly don't care) honestly interjection
used to express mild disapproval or dismay.(honestly! look at the mess you could have made)
honesty.noun, plural.honesties
the quality or condition of being honest; integrity; truthfulness; sincerity

halting.adjective
hesitant or wavering (a halting voice); limping; lame
haltingly.adverb

halt.noun
a suspension of movement or progress, especially a temporary one
halt, halted, halting, halts.verbs
transitive verb use.to cause to stop; arrest
intransitive verb use.to stop; pause
halt, halted, halting, halts.intransitive verbs
to proceed or act with uncertainty or indecision; waver; to be defective or proceed poorly, as in the development of an argument in logic or in the rhythmic structure of verse; to limp or hobble
halt.adjective
lame; crippled

hobble, hobbled, hobbling, hobbles.verbs
intransitive verb use.to walk or move along haltingly or with difficulty; limp
transitive verb use.to put a device around the legs of (a horse, for example) so as to hamper but not prevent movement; to hamper the action or progress of; impede
hobble.noun
a hobbling walk or gait; a device, such as a rope or strap, used to hobble an animal
hobbler.noun

hives.plural.noun.(used with a singular or plural verb); a skin condition characterized by intensely itching welts and caused by an allergic reaction to internal or external agents, an infection or a nervous condition; also called nettle rash, urticaria

hive.noun,.plural.hives
a structure for housing bees, especially honeybees; a colony of bees living in such a structure; a place swarming with activity hive, hived, hiving, hives.verbs
transitive verb use.to collect into a hive; to store honey in a hive; to store up; accumulate
intransitive verb use.to enter and occupy a beehive; to live with many others in close association

hem.noun
the height or level of the bottom edge of a skirt, dress or coat; a hemline; an edge or a border on a piece of cloth, especially a finished edge, as for a garment or curtain, made by folding the selvage edge under and stitching it down; a short cough or clearing of the throat made especially to gain attention, warn another, hide embarrassment or fill a pause in speech
hemmer.noun
hem, hemmed, hemming, hems.verbs
transitive verb use.to fold back and stitch down the edge of; to surround and shut in; enclose (a valley hemmed in by mountains)
intransitive verb use.to utter a hem; to hesitate in speech
hem in.phrasal verb
if a place is hemmed in by mountains or by other places, it is surrounded by them; if someone is hemmed in or if someone hems them in, they are prevented from moving or changing, for example because they are surrounded by people or obstacles
hem in, hems in, hemmed in, hemming in.verbs
surround in a restrictive manner (the building was hemmed in by flowers)
hem and haw.idiom
to be hesitant and indecisive; equivocate ("a leader who cannot make up his or her mind, never knows what to do, hems and haws"....Margaret Thatcher)

hubbub.noun
loud noise; din; confusion; tumult

handbreadth.noun
about the width of 4 fingers, approximately 4 inches (10 centimeters)

hard, harder, hardest.adjectives
resistant to pressure; not readily.penetrated; physicallytoughened; rugged; mentally toughened; strong-minded; requiring great effort or endurance (it was a hard go climbing up the side of the hill); performed with or marked by great diligence or energy (a project that required much hard work; difficult to resolve, accomplish or finish (she posed a hard question to answer);  difficult to understand or impart (physics was the hardest of my courses; thermodynamics is a hard course to teach); intense in force or degree (a hard blow was needed for the demolition ball to wack the side through of the old building that was to come down); inclement (it's a long hard trek in the winter to reach that destination); stern or strict in nature or comportment (a hard taskmaster was required to keep the project on time and on budget); resistant to persuasion or appeal; obdurate; making few concessions (drives a hard bargain); difficult to endure (a harder but healthier life is that of living in the wilderness); oppressive or unjust in nature or effect (restrictions in place for that pathway at this time of year made it hard on us as we had to walk back quite a ways and then take another); lacking compassion or sympathy; callous; harshor severe in effect or intention (said some hard things that I won't forget); bitter; resentful (no hard feelings, I hope); causing damage or premature wear (snow and ice are hard on a car's finish); bad; adverse (hard luck; the hard knocks of life at times); proceeding or performing with force, vigor or persistence; assiduous (a hard worker); real and unassailable (hard evidence); definite; firm (a hard commitment); close; penetrating (needed to take a hard look again at the plan); using or based on data that are readily quantified or verified (the hard sciences as opposed to the arts); marked by sharp outline or definition; stark; lacking in delicacy, shading or nuance (too much contrast in the picture made it hard to look at); durable; lasting (hard merchandise); written or printed rather than stored in electronic media (made hard copies as a backup); erect; tumid (used of a penis); having high alcoholic content; intoxicating (hard liquor); rendered alcoholic by fermentation; fermented (hard cider); water containing dissolved salts that interfere with the lathering action of soap (some areas of the country have very hard, but healthy, water); in linguistics, velar, (a velar consonant such as 'g' is made by putting the back of your tongue close to the soft part at the top of your mouth as in 'g' in log; high in gluten content (hard wheat); physically addictive, used of certain illegal drugs (hard drugs)
hard.adverb
with strenuous effort; intently (worked hard all day in the garden); with great force, vigor or energy (pressed hard on the lever); in such a way as to cause great damage or hardship ( the Katrina flood hit hard on the local residents); with great distress, grief or bitterness (divorces take their hard toll on especially children); firmly; securely (on the curves the train held hard to the railings); toward or into a solid condition (concrete that sets hard within a day)
hard and fast.idiom
defined, fixed and invariable (hard and fast rules); hard of hearing (having a partial loss of hearing
hard put.idiom
undergoing great difficulty (the exam being difficult, she was hard put to come up with some answers to its questions)
hard up.idiom
in need; poor
hardship.noun,.plural.hardships
extreme privation; suffering; a cause of privation or suffering; difficulty caused by not enough money for living decently

harden, hardened, hardening, hardens.verbs
transitive verb use.to make hard or harder; to enable to withstand physical or mental hardship; to make unfeeling, unsympathetic or callous
intransitive verb use.to become hard or harder; to become inured

hardly.adverb
barely; just; to almost no degree; almost not at all; scarcely (I could hardly hear the speaker); with severity; harshly; with great difficulty; painfully (he hardly made it up the mountain); we say 'I hardly saw him at all' or 'I never saw him at all' but not 'I occasionally saw him at all'; we say 'I hardly had any time' or 'I didn't have any time' but not 'I had any time' and and so on; adverbs such as 'hardly' are semantically.negative in that they qualify a state or an event.relative to the limiting case of nonoccurrence
hardly any.adjective
a few; scant; few and far between; meager; scarcely any

harm.noun
physical or psychological.injury or damage; wrong; evil; to harm a person or animal means to cause them physical injury; to harm a thing or a human male or female, means to damage them or make them less effective or successful than they were (a warning that the product may harm the environment or that genetically modified 'food' will harm health over the long term); harm is the damage to something which is caused by a particular.course of action; if you say that someone or something will come to no harm or that no harm will come to them, you mean that they will not be hurt or damaged in any way (there is always a lifeguard at most swimming pools to ensure that no one comes to any harm)
harm, harmed, harming, harms.transitive verbs
to do harm to; injure
harmful.adjective
causing or capable of causing harm; injurious
harmfully.adverb
harmfulness.noun

harmless.adjective
incapable of causing.harm (Romans 13:10 "Love works no ill to his neighbour...")
harmlessly.adverb
harmlessness.noun

hire, hired, hiring, hires.verbs
transitive verb use.to engage the services of a person for a fee; employ (hired a new clerk); to engage the temporary.use of for a fee; rent (hire a car for the day); to grant the services of or the temporary use of for a fee (hired himself out as a cook; hired out the cottage for the summer)
intransitive verb use.to obtain work (she hired on as a deck hand; He hired out as a photographer)
hire.noun
the act of hiring; the condition or fact of being hired; payment for services; wages; payment for the use of something; one who is hired (two new hires in the sales department)
hirable.adjective
hirer.noun,.plural.hirers
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