Advanced Vocabulary with Printable Flashcards Set 23 PDF IELTS,TOEFL, TOEIC , GRE ,CSS, UPSC and other language exam. The Sets of high frequency Advanced Vocabulary will you master any English language exam in the world.
Harp: (v) To dwell on a subject tiresomely and tediously
He’s always harping about lack of discipline in the college.
Hedge: (n) Figuratively, any barrier, restriction or defence. Also, a means to try to revert a loss
Her overseas investments were made as a hedge against rising inflation in this country.
Hedonist: (n) One who puts pleasure and self-indulgence ahead 01 everything else
My son, being somewhat of a hedonist, prefers the attractions of the city.
Hegemony: (n) Dominance or preponderant influence of one nation over others.
The three nations competed for regional hegemony.
Heinous: (adj.) Abominable; extremely wicked; hatefully or shockingly evil.
He has committed a heinous crime.
Heritage: (n) Legacy; anything passed on to succeeding generation; tradition; birthright.
She believes that science is as much part of our cultural heritages as art or architecture.
Heterodox: (adj.) Unorthodox; differing from a commonly accepted standard.
His opinions have always been distinctly heterodox.
Heyday: (n) Peak period; time of greatest strength prosperity or success
In her heyday, she used to attract a large number of spectators.
Hinterland: (n) Remote region; back country; interior
Under the 1922 convention, Kuwait lost much of its hinterland to Saudi Arabia.
Histrionic: (adj.) Excessively dramatic
He was proud of his histrionic ability and wanted to play the role of Hamlet.
Hoary: (adj.) White or gray with age; venerable; ancient.
They discussed the hoary old problem of Kashmir.
Homily: (n) Sermon on a moral or religious topic.
He launched into a homily on family relationships.
Homogeneous: (adj.) Similar; alike
The population of the village has remained remarkably homogeneous.
Humane: (adj.) Kind; compassionate; considerate
I don’t think it’s humane to keep people alive with machines.
The new jail superintendent is much more humane than his predecessor.
Hyperbole: (n) Obvious exaggeration
To say “This chair weighs a ton” is an example of hyperbole.
Hypothermia: (n) Abnormal body temperature usually caused by prolonged exposure to cold weather
In this current cold spell, many old people are suffering from Hypothermia.
Implicit: (adj.) Understood though not expressed
I have implicit faith in your abilities. ,
His words contained an implicit threat.
Impovershied: (adj.) Made poor. Also, without strength or richness .
The breakdown of the family unit, warned the speaker, would lead to an impoverished society.
Impregnable: (adj.) Unequalled; capable of resisting attack
Three championship titles in one year has put this top class golfer in an impregnable position.
Improvident: (adj.) Thriftless; lacking foresight; failing to provide for the future
He thought it improvident of me to spend so much on an imported luxury car.
Improvisation: (n) Extemporisation; doing something with makeshift materials
As a singer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was noted for the improvisations which he would insert during his performance.
Improvise: (v) To extemporise; do hastily or on the spur of the moment with whatever is at hand
I hadn’t prepared a speech. So I suddenly had to improvise.
Impunity: (n) Exemption from undesirable consequences.
You cannot break the law with impunity.
Inalienable: (adj.) Irrevocable; that cannot be taken away, transferred or surrendered
The invasion breaches the inalienable right of every nation to self-determination.
Incarnation: (n) An embodiment or personification of a quality or idea
He was the incarnation of perfect wisdom.