H Vocabulary Words Quiz #2

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter H.
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Last updated: September 5, 2018
First submittedSeptember 6, 2012
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Definition
Word
Seven-sided polygon
Heptagon
Murder
Homicide
Historic name for rabies, and also
one of its symptoms
Hydrophobia
Japanese poem with 17 syllables
Haiku
Fireplace
Hearth
In medieval times, a male red
deer over 5 years old
Hart
Church song
Hymn
Muscle on the back of the leg
Hamstring
System of writing that uses pictures
to represent sounds
Hieroglyphic
Branch of learning
that includes art, literature, etc...
Humanities
Corporate recruiter
Headhunter
Definition
Word
To put a curse on someone
Hex
Oily fish, often smoked or kippered
Herring
Muslim version of Kosher
Halal
Investment position used to offset risk
Hedge
To argue over prices
Haggle
Ugly creature with the face of a woman
and the body of a bird
Harpy
Car that uses both gas and electric power
Hybrid
Word with the same sound and spelling,
but with a different meaning
Homonym
Vehicle used to transport dead bodies
Hearse
Villain's underling
Henchman
Jester-like character with a bright,
checkered costume
Harlequin
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Level 37
Sep 6, 2012
I have never heard of a male deer being called a hart, we call it a buck or a stag.
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Level 44
Sep 6, 2012
same here
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Level 26
Aug 13, 2015
Its an old English word, that's very rarely used in modern society
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Level 44
Mar 25, 2019
...except to name pubs
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Level 70
Aug 13, 2015
That's because the hart is a lonely hunter.
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Level 71
May 22, 2019
The pun is so bad that it's good again.
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Level 82
Jan 27, 2018
I only knew it because of the Handel anthem "As Pants the Hart," which I had to sing in a youth choir, many many years ago...
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Level 67
May 4, 2020
"Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks......". It's Psalm 42, there are many anthems with this theme. I recommend Herbert Howells'.
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Level 51
Oct 3, 2018
Join my minecraft server
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Level 56
Oct 17, 2018
Didn't learn this until reading Twelfth Night in high school.
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Level 90
Dec 6, 2018
very common in british pub names e.g the white hart
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Level 82
Sep 25, 2019
Which I've just learned means The White Red Deer.
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Level 71
Sep 6, 2012
What about Hieroglyphs for an alternative answer for hieroglyphic?
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Level ∞
Sep 6, 2012
Okay.
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Level 90
Jul 9, 2013
Wouldn't it be more correct to say that the hamstrings are a group of tendons on the back of the leg?
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Level 51
Aug 9, 2013
Hamstring isn't a muscle. It's a group of tendons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamstring
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Level ∞
Dec 22, 2014
It can refer to the muscle, as the article states. In common English, it almost always refers to the muscle. Otherwise how could you "pull" your hamstring.
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Level 77
Aug 13, 2015
You can pull a tendon. Trust me. It hurts like heck.
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Level 83
Aug 13, 2015
Just what are you trying to pull here?
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Level 74
Oct 27, 2018
Carter, what are you talking about? Even the link that you gave says that the Hamstrings are muscles not tendons.
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Level 45
May 6, 2014
I could not figure out how to spell heiroglyphic for the life of me.....
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Level 83
Jun 9, 2017
Oh c'mon now, hyrogliffik is the easiest word in the world to spell correctly.
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Level 70
Jan 27, 2018
Shirley you eggzajerait
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Level 78
Mar 25, 2019
*ewe
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Level 56
May 28, 2022
I think it goes something like "yamoussoukro"
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Level 21
Jan 21, 2015
u should also accept homophone
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Level 53
Apr 30, 2015
No, homophones only sound the same. They aren't necessarily spelled the same.
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Level 28
Apr 5, 2020
That's really splitting hairs.

I would use the two interchangeably.

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Level 67
May 4, 2020
I agree with akwildrose. There are three words: homonym homophone and homograph, if you use them interchangeably why keep all three? Use them properly or lose them.
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Level 71
Apr 8, 2015
Argh! Rabies is "vesikauhu" in Finnish (my native language), which translates as "fear of water". And I still didn't get the hydrophobia. :D
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Level 70
Aug 13, 2015
In Icelandic it's hundaæði ... "dog frenzy". Starts with H, etc.
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Level 67
Aug 19, 2019
That is close to what it is in dutch. Hondsdolheid. Dog craze/madness
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Level 75
Apr 16, 2015
hitman instead of henchman?
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Level 90
Dec 6, 2018
i like the scene in simpsons where Burns sends men to Homer, they knock on the door and say "Hired goons"- Could be a type-in?
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Level 59
Mar 24, 2019
"Hired goon" is not a word, but two
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Level 78
Mar 25, 2019
I tried henchperson but I guess it's not an equal opportunity position yet.
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Level 65
Mar 28, 2019
I don't think villains are typically worried about being politically correct.
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Level 84
Feb 8, 2022
A hitman is a killer not an underling
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Level 74
Aug 15, 2015
Good quiz. Thanks for making it!
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Level 71
Sep 4, 2016
Not all homocides are necessarily murders.
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Level 64
Jun 7, 2017
I got Hart by misspelling Hearth like Harth.
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Level 83
Jun 9, 2017
Kept trying to type in my mother-in-law's name for "Ugly creature with the face of a woman and the body of a bird", and then it dawned on my her name doesn't start with an "H". Duh!
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Level 55
Jan 20, 2018
Spent a minute trying to how an answer could have the same sound and spelling of "Hybrid" but still be a different answer
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Level 67
Mar 24, 2019
Upon review, I see your point.
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Level 72
Jul 18, 2018
Would you consider accepting "herse"? Asking for a friend...
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Level 76
Mar 24, 2019
No, wrong spelling
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Level 87
Jul 27, 2019
You need new friends.
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Level 67
Aug 19, 2019
Yea I tried hurse, herse, hurs, hers. Then I sort of was out of ideas. And decided maybe an extra h is thrown in there hursh hurhs I don't know the english language sticks those h's everywhere haha.

It is a spelling you definitely would not expect when you hear(se) it..

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Level 83
Mar 24, 2019
According to the British speech police, the correct word is "henchperson".
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Level 76
Mar 24, 2019
That word doesn't exist in the Oxford Dictionary of English, but 'henchman' does.
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Level 34
Mar 24, 2019
i knew "halal" thanks to cardi b
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Level 76
Mar 24, 2019
Whoops, I tried 'hieroglyph' but it wasn't accepted...
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Level 70
Mar 25, 2019
It does not accept "Honda" as a vehicle for dead people.
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Level 87
Jul 27, 2019
Because you misspelled it. It's H-y-u-n-d-a-i.
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Level 87
Jul 27, 2019
Accept Phyllis Diller for bird woman creature?
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Level 84
Feb 8, 2022
Rude
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Level 67
Aug 19, 2019
If the clue didnt say pictures but carvings I would have gotten it. Hiero glyphs literally means sacred carvings. What you describe is more logographic (though that does not start with an H, but that is the problem..)

Also, perhaps helper for villain's underling?

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Level 28
Apr 5, 2020
Can we have homophone as a valid answer please.
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Level 67
May 4, 2020
No, because it isn't.
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Level 45
May 4, 2020
It may just be me, but I don't think there is a vehicle that actually runs on gas (LPG) and electric power. Please refer to it by the actual name, since it's not a gas at all.
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Level 73
Apr 15, 2021
Words can have different meanings, including some that are used regionally, and that's okay.
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Level 60
Aug 28, 2022
It's splitting hairs a bit, but why use the region-specific term here instead of "gasoline"?
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Level 73
Apr 15, 2021
I got stuck on halibut and couldn't think of any other fish.
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Level 39
Apr 22, 2022
these comments are hilarious, it's not normal. xd