Monday, August 13, 2012

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Hardy (adjective) 
capable of withstanding adverse conditions 
Llamas are used to protect cattle and sheep herds from wolves. Among the oldest
domestic animals in the world, they are hardy, intelligent, and easy to train. 

Harness (verb) 
to make use of, i.e., natural resources, especially to produce energy 
The challenge of the 21st century is to harness such forces, and civic will, for strategic
regional planning.

Hatch (verb) 
to cause to come into existence
The Goliath and Hercules Beetle lay their eggs in rubbish heap, rotting tree trunks,
sawdust, and other vegetative matter. These hatch into small larvae in 10 to 18 days.

Hatchling (noun) 
an animal which has recently emerged from an egg, chrysalis, or pupa
Being a fraction of the size of sea-feeding adults, the parr are able to sneak up and
fertilize a female's eggs without being noticed. Up to 40 percent of hatchlings are
fathered by these parr. 

Hazardous (adjective) 
involving risk, loss, or injury
It is prohibited to dispose of hazardous waste along the highway.

Head (verb) 
to point or proceed in a certain direction
Dr. Eric Topol, cardiology chief at the Cleveland Clinic, said the polypill idea runs
counter to the way medicine is headed in the future, which is toward personalized
medication based on an individual's genetic profile.

Headfirst (adverb) 
with the head foremost Like black bears, porcupines climb down a tree backward because their hind paws
cannot support them if they go down headfirst.

Head-on (adjective) 
with the head or front making the initial contact 
Strong neck and shoulder muscles and an extra-thick skull absorb the impact of head-on

Headwater (noun) 
streams flowing at the sources of a river
Lake Itasca, located in upstate Minnesota, contains the headwaters to the Mississippi

Headquarters (noun) 
administrative center of an organization
Today, we find the national park headquarters and overnight accommodations in this
area, including Furnace Creek Ranch and Furnace Creek Inn. 

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