Cc Word List 13


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Cc Word List 13

  1. 1. Vocab Words Week 13<br />College Composition<br />Ms. Wummel<br />
  2. 2. (noun) foolish daring<br />hardihood<br />Playing “chicken” is a hardihood that everyone should avoid.<br />
  3. 3. (adj) concordant in sound<br />harmonious<br />Even though I try my hardest, I am never harmonious when I sing in the shower.<br />
  4. 4. (noun) devistation<br />havoc<br />Hurricanes often leave behind havoc and destruction.<br />
  5. 5. (noun) a thorny shrub much used in England for hedges<br />hawthorn<br />The first time I skateboarded, I fell face-first into a hedge of hawthorns.<br />
  6. 6. (noun) risk<br />hazard<br />Walking around without shoes is often considered a health hazard.<br />
  7. 7. (adj) very depressing<br />heartrending<br />Most nights, I have to change the channel because the news is so heartrending.<br />
  8. 8. (adj) irreligious<br />heathenish<br />Your heathenish behavior is sure to land you in jail.<br />
  9. 9. (adj) thoughtless<br />heedless<br />I am addicted to Facebook simply because it’s a heedless distraction from my real work.<br />
  10. 10. (noun) young cow<br />heifer<br />The heifer isn’t a useful animal until it matures enough to produce milk.<br />
  11. 11. (adj) odiously sinful<br />heinous<br />The beating shown on the news yesterday was a heinous hate crime, and it is doubtful the act will be forgiven.<br />
  12. 12. (noun) discharge of blood from a ruptured wounded blood-vessel<br />hemorrhage<br />Head injuries are very scary because of the possibility of a hemorrhage and the damage it can do to the brain.<br />
  13. 13. (noun) a servile assistant and subordinate<br />henchman<br />King Lear was smart enough to keep many knights, but in the end he really only needed Kent as his sincere henchman.<br />
  14. 14. (verb) to worry or harass by ill temper and petty annoyances<br />henpeck<br />I rarely ever listen to my voicemails for fear that the caller is henpecking me to do more work than I have time for.<br />
  15. 15. (noun) a figure having seven sides and seven angles<br />heptagon<br />I plan to build my future house as a heptagon so that I can put posters of each Twilight character on his/her own wall.<br />
  16. 16. (noun) a group of seven governments<br />heptarchy<br />Little can be accomplished when a heptarchygets together, especially when each leader is a fan of golf.<br />
  17. 17. (adj) having the character of a herb<br />herbaceous<br />The leafy texture of lettuce makes it a very herbaceous vegetable.<br />
  18. 18. (noun) a collection of dried plants scientifically arranged for study<br />herbarium<br />Only botanists would appreciate the beauty that goes into visiting an herbarium.<br />
  19. 19. (adj) feeding on herbs or other vegetable matter, as animals<br />herbivorous<br />The herbivorous dinosaurs had a slim chance of survival when going up against carnivores like a T-Rex.<br />
  20. 20. (adj) passing naturally from parent to child<br />hereditary<br />Diseases like cancer and heart disease are hereditary, and should, therefore, be checked for during annual physicals.<br />
  21. 21. (noun) transmission of physical or mental qualities, diseases, etc. from parent to offspring<br />heredity<br />Many people should check their backgrounds and heredity before choosing to create offspring.<br />