Monday, August 13, 2012

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Headway (noun) 
forward movement
Remarkably, the Salmon fish makes significant headway against the swift currents of a

Heaps (noun) 
a disordered pile of something
Many insects are known to lay their eggs in garbage heaps.

Hearing (noun) 
a chance to be heard; preliminary appearance in a court, a chance 
to state someone’s case
Adams's innate conservatism made him determined in 1770 that the British soldiers
accused of the Boston Massacre be given a fair hearing.

Heartland (noun) 
a central geographical region especially of the U.S. in which main stream or traditional
 values predominate
His story dramatizes the profound changes taking place in America’s heartland.  

Hemisphere (noun) 
half of the earth as divided by the equator
Badwater is the lowest point in the hemisphere at 282 feet below sea level.

Herald (verb) 
to make known the presence or arrival of
With ominous dark clouds quickly approaching from the horizon, the storm heralded
trouble for the city of Tupelo.

Heredity (noun) 
the sum of the qualities and potentialities genetically derived 
from one’s ancestors
Heredity may sometimes be a deciding factor in why some people become clinically

Heresy (noun)
an opinion, doctrine, or practice contrary to the truth or to generally accepted beliefs
Vigorously opposing this teaching, the First Council of Constantinople reasserted the
Nicene condemnation of Arianism as heresy in 381, and Arianism soon disappeared
from the Roman Empire. 

Heretofore (adverb) 
up to this time; hitherto 
Satellites, combined with state-of-the-art imaging techniques, offer ordinary humans
something heretofore found only among comic-book superheroes: the gift of super

Heyday (noun) 
the period of one's greatest strength, vigor, or prosperity
After all, you don't have to be a wizard to realize that overloading on real estate today
makes about as much sense as overloading on tech funds did during their heyday in the
late '90s.  

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