H Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter H.
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Last updated: April 22, 2017
First submittedAugust 21, 2012
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Definition
Word
Vagabond
Hobo
Animal that eats only plants
Herbivore
Garage for airplanes
Hangar
Belief in the pursuit of pleasure
Hedonism
Female school principal, in Britain
Headmistress
Spearlike weapon used to hunt whales
Harpoon
The longest side of a right triangle
Hypotenuse
10,000 square meters
Hectare
Colonial Spanish estate
Hacienda
Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca
Hajj
Budget hotel with dormitory
accomodations
Hostel
Definition
Word
Predecessor to the piano
Harpsichord
Religious recluse
Hermit
To bleed heavily
Hemorrhage
Uncivilized person; pagan
Heathen
Unruly soccer fan
Hooligan
Large flatfish, popular as food
Halibut
Extreme exaggeration
Hyperbole
Very hot type of chili pepper
Habanero
Where concubines live
Harem
Bad breath
Halitosis
Hairy
Hirsute
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Level 59
Sep 13, 2013
Bleeding, technically known as hemorrhaging....

Desanguination is a massive blood loss, and the complete loss of blood is referred to as exsanguination.

I never knew that.

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Level 72
Sep 25, 2013
Anyone else try "Hairy" for "Hairy"?
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Level 21
Apr 15, 2014
I was thinking heckler for unruly soccer fan.
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Level 42
Dec 15, 2017
Same
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Level 63
Apr 11, 2018
Hooligan seems like a strange term. The definition is more of a general troublemaker, not specifically someone who causes trouble at a game. Maybe it is just a local think in Europe.
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Level 71
Jan 6, 2020
I dont believe hooligan has a specific soccer conection, not in the UK anyway. It's more about being a violent, typically young, troublemaker, and is often gang related, though not exclusively at sporting events.
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Level 55
Aug 19, 2020
I've pretty much only ever heard the term referring to unruly football fans.
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Level 52
Apr 22, 2014
How about Homebody for Recluse?
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Level 73
Feb 19, 2015
I agree
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Level ∞
Apr 22, 2017
Changed to "religious recluse"
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Level 67
Aug 19, 2019
Does a hermit have anything to do with religion? If so I never knew that. Apparently it does, not necesarrily though. But the clue is correct>

I did know that some places kept a recluse on their grounds somehow to show off... I am not sure how the story goes again. Can't find what I mean. Not sure about the exact terminology and in which language I had found it, so that makes searching a bit harder.

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Level 71
Oct 6, 2014
My first guess for the 'piano predecessor' was hurdy gurdy. Got the right answer right away, though.
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Level 85
Nov 5, 2014
I'm always going to remember that last one as wearing a "hair suit".
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Level 53
Jan 5, 2015
3:35 left! Woot!
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Level 68
Feb 27, 2018
3:48 myself, it's weird how some of these are easy for me and other letters I miss a few.
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Level 80
Feb 19, 2015
Had to think on a couple but got them all...
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Level 50
Feb 23, 2015
Fun quiz.
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Level 76
Apr 27, 2017
Hirtuse for hairy?
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Level 76
Apr 27, 2017
Hubris for extreme exaggeration?
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Level 80
Sep 20, 2017
Not the same thing. Though using hyperbole and expecting to be believed or taken seriously might indicate a certain level of hubris. Bigly.
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Level 44
Apr 9, 2018
Trust me, my words are the best.
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Level 67
Nov 1, 2017
Oh, THAT's what hirsute means. Though I just have to point out, y'know what's another word for hairy that starts with H? Hairy. XD
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Level 80
Apr 1, 2018
hair suit
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Level 27
Feb 24, 2018
How about hore-house? that works doesnt it?
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Level 70
Apr 9, 2018
Can't "heretic" be accepted for "Uncivilized person; pagan"?
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Level 68
Apr 9, 2018
I was thinking "Hun".
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Level 73
Apr 9, 2018
Also tried heretic. Works for the pagan part, not sure about uncivilized...
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Level 79
Apr 9, 2018
Apologies to NYC - the first time I typed harem I accidentally inserted an L as the fourth letter and then couldn't figure out for a second why it wasn't accepted. A mind is a terrible thing to lose.
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Level 70
Apr 10, 2018
harem - somebody's misunderstanding of "haram," which means "forbidden." As in don't eat that meat (or, stay out of that room with those women) - it's forbidden.
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Level 80
Jul 30, 2018
These women are my property. Don't touch.
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Level 17
Jun 5, 2018
House of Ill Repute is also possible for where Concubines live.
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Level 60
Nov 17, 2018
The most civilised people I know are heathens.
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Level 60
Feb 7, 2019
Isn't a harem more of a "group" than a place?
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Level 67
Feb 25, 2019
Tried haddock and herring for the fish one...
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Level 69
Sep 22, 2020
... and hake.
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Level 50
Sep 2, 2019
Didn't know I was a heathen nor uncivilised. Wouldn't refer to those who follow Paganism in this way.

Hermits is also not a religious saying, it is a person who lives alone away from humanity.

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Level 55
Aug 19, 2020
Because Hajj has a type-in without the final j, I was left with 'jhostelharpsichordhermithaemorrhage' until I thankfully looked up to check my (incorrect) spelling of hemorrhage...