Tuesday, August 14, 2012

< V > TOEFL Vocabulary (125)

Hoodlum (noun) 
gangster, thug, goon 
In some inner cities, there are hoodlums who steal cars and sell drugs.

Hoof (noun) 
relating to a curved covering of horn that protects the front of or encloses the ends of her 
digits of an ungulate mammal and that corresponds to a nail or claw 
Large hoofed animals such as sheep tend travel in groups called flocks.

Host (noun) 
a very large number of things grouped together
At the old school, there are a host of old desks, chairs, and tables which could be
auctioned off at the outdoor market next week.

Hostile (adjective) 
having or showing unfriendliness or an eagerness to fight
The Sioux fought against hostile tribes and white intruders.

 Hotspot (noun) 
a place in the upper mantle of the earth at which hot magma from the lower mantle up 
wells to melt through the crust usually in the interior of a tectonic plate to form a volcanic 
feature; a place in the crust overlying a hot spot 
Volcanoes located away from the edges of continental plates puzzled scientists for years,
until most concluded that hotspots of lava rising from deep in the Earth were the cause.

Household (noun) 
things pertaining to the family living in a house
Group A and Group B had to remember sixteen household items in a given set of time.
The group, which was given the items in an organized fashion, remembered the items
faster and retained the list longer.

Hue (noun) 
gradation of color; the attribute of colors that permits them to be classed as red, yellow, 
green, blue, or an intermediate between any contiguous pair of these colors  
On our image quality tests, the system's 17-inch FPD1730 LCD monitor displayed crisp
and legible fonts on a newsletter and vibrant hues on a test photo.

Humanitarian (noun) 
characterized by kindness and concern for others
Georgia was established by a group of humanitarians who were determined to create
a settlement for debtors imprisoned in British jails.

Hunk (noun) 
an irregularly shaped mass of indefinite size
Frederic Remington, having some success also as a sculptor, was known to take a hunk
of clay and in just a few months turn it into a work or of art.

Hunker (verb) 
to settle in or dig in for a sustained period
Hunkered down in a windowless conference room, five scholars analyzed a high school
student's essay with a scrutiny normally reserved for the likes of Hemingway or Dickens. 

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