a. lacking courage or vitality; weak
E.g. Is this the kind of gutless and soulless country you consider worthy of your big plans for rearming?
n. type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives
E.g. So if you destroy the habitat in which these fish feed and breed then you're going to destroy sustainability of that fishery.
v. argue about prices; bargain, as over the price of something
E.g. They'll again haggle over a state mandate that would require businesses to give equal pay to men and women performing the same jobs.
a. associated with a divine power; made holy; worthy of religious veneration
E.g. What was to be carried back to the ship and laid in hallowed ground in Scotland?
v. put at disadvantage; prevent progress or free movement of
E.g. The new mother didn't realize how much the effort of caring for an infant would hamper her ability to keep an immaculate house.
n. shelter especially for housing or repairing aircraft
E.g. The hangar is half a mile long, and is bounded on one side by the docks where the ships are discharging.
n. one who hangs, or causes to be hanged; loop or strap by which something is hung
E.g. This pot hanger is in the shape of the Chinese word for "luck," rendered in red steel.
n. stable gear consisting of an arrangement to an animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart
E.g. The biggest danger beside not wearing your harness is that you can't function properly.
a. dangerous; reckless; daring; inclined to run risks
E.g. People who employ pregnant women and children in hazardous occupations do so because such labor is cheaper than the labor of adult men, it's a simple matter of maximizing profits.
n. rumor; fame; common talk; something heard from another
E.g. That sort of comment based upon hearsay is irresponsible.
n. thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes
E.g. The hay was all got in; the trees were in their dark prime; hedge and wood, full-leaved and deeply tinted, contrasted well with the sunny hue of the cleared meadows between.
a. of considerable weight; heavy; rugged and powerful
E.g. They got hit with a hefty fine and hopefully some jail time.
a. grossly wicked; abominable; hateful; infamous
E.g. I'm a sincere believer that people who have engaged in heinous crimes deserve the ultimate retribution.
n. woman who is an heir, especially to great wealth
E.g. A wealthy heiress is murdered aboard a luxury cruise liner, and everyone's a suspect.
n. steering gear of a ship, especially the tiller or wheel; position of leadership or control; director
E.g. The helm is made of two very large oars, firmly bound to a kind of bracket in front of the rear platform, and worked by a long curved stick.
n. person who retires from society and lives in solitude; recluse; anchoret, especially, one who so lives from religious motives
E.g. The old hermit was very cagey about her past life.
n. actions of a hero; having the excitement and emotional conduct
E.g. The only things more impressive than her heroics are her magnanimous spirit and ability to bring people together.
n. gap; interruption in duration or continuity; pause
E.g. During the summer hiatus, many students try to earn enough money to pay their tuition for the next school year.
n. one who is from the hills, especially from a rural area, lacking of refinement or sophistication
E.g. This is a page about the hillbilly joke.
n. a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other
E.g. His absence is the hinge of our plan.
n. prolonged sound like that letter s, made by forcing out the breath between the tongue and teeth
E.g. When a sharp hiss made her draw back in a hurry: a large pigeon had flown into her face, and was beating her violently with its wings.
n. box, basket, or other structure, for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honeybees; a place swarming with busy occupants; crowd
E.g. When a hive is threatened, bees release a pheromone-like substance which is called an alarm odor.
n. great destruction resulting in the extensive loss of life, especially by fire; massive slaughter
E.g. A holocaust is an event so terrible that it's hard to believe or talk about.
n. case of leather or similar material for pistol
E.g. Outside of certain specified situations, in Texas simple public display of a handgun in a holster is illegal.
n. special honor or respect shown or expressed publicly; tribute
E.g. That kind of homage may strengthen the resolve of the majority in the Golden State and turn aside the narrow vote of the people.
v. sharpen; perfect or make more intense or effective
E.g. Many people have little actual experience in real estate, or real estate investing, and the best tool they can hone is the ability to research real estate properties.
n. cry of a wild goose; sound produced by a typical car horn
E.g. He made a noise down deep in his throat, like a strangled honk.
n. horny substance or case that covers or terminates the feet of certain animals, as horses, oxen
E.g. Aging deer, on the hoof, by their body characteristics is a much more reliable way.
a. fearful; frightful; extremely bad
E.g. How do you explain horrendous murder and rape rate in this city?
v. hang about; wait nearby; remain floating
E.g. He held the aircraft to hover on the lake and listened over his headset.
v. utter a loud, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do; utter a sound expressive of distress; cry aloud and mournfully
E.g. There are some neighbor dogs I would like to use it on, just to train them not to bark and howl, especially when they wake me up at night.
n. core port; nucleus; heart; center
E.g. It aims to compete with aviation hub like Singapore.
n. ship, particularly a heavy ship no longer in use; body of a ship or decked vessel of any kind; excessively muscled person
E.g. Best way to compare iron man and hulk is to pit them against each other.
n. outer covering of anything, particularly of a nut or of grain; outer skin of a kernel; husk
E.g. Divers trying to raise the bodies of 118 sailors from the sunken Kursk nuclear submarine were near to finishing a man-sized hole in the hull on Tuesday.
a. marked by kindness, mercy, or compassion
E.g. What launched your interest in humane treatment of livestock in the first place?
n. artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses jump in a race; perceived obstacle
E.g. The main hurdle is the competition and a shrinking market for short fiction.
n. one who is active and energetic in business; lively worker; male prostitute who sells his services to men
E.g. It is important to remember that his hustler friend was allowed into the White House in 2004 over 200 times, never having been once vetted by the FBI.
n. something of mixed origin or composition
E.g. The purchase price of a plug-in hybrid is expected to be considerably higher than for a conventional diesel car since the batteries are still expensive.
n. a discharge pipe with a valve and spout at which water may be drawn from the mains of waterworks; a water plug.
E.g. According to the stories, he stopped the car or thought he had stopped it and it rolled into the hydrant and tree.
n. any carnivorous mammal of the family Hyaenidae
E.g. Today, the hyena is the most common carnivore in Africa.