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hindsight

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The knowledge you have now about a situation that happened in the past.

Examples:

In hindsight, I should have never trusted that man! He stole all my money!

I wish I could make every decision with hindsight.

holler

/ˈhɑlər/ (v informal)

Yell loudly.

Example:

Holler when you want me to come and get the suitcases. I’ll be in the garden.

hyperactive

/ˌhaɪpərˈæktɪv/ (adj)

A person with too much energy.

Examples:

You are so hyperactive! Try yoga to help you relax.

hooky

/ˈhʊki/ (n informal)

play hooky

To stay away from school without permission from your parents to do so.

Example:

My brother used to play hooky with his friends so they could go bowling.

hubbub

/ˈhʌbʌb/ (n informal)

The noise made by a lot of people talking at the same time.

Example:

There’s too much hubbub in this restaurant. Let’s go somewhere quieter.

hiccup

/ˈhɪkʌp/ (n)

A stop in breath every few seconds – it causes a gasping noise.

Example:

I can’t eat or drink when I have the hiccups.

hype

/haɪp/ (n)

Making people think something is really good or important by talking about it a lot.

Example:

The media created a lot of hype about Obama before the 2008 US election.

highbrow

/ˈhaɪbraʊ/ (n)

Serious and perhaps difficult to understand.

Example:

That was a very highbrow movie. I was lost after the first 10 minutes!

haggard

/ˈhægərd/ (adj)

Looking old because you are tired or sick.

Example:

Andrew has been looking haggard since he started working at the bank.

hot-shot

/ˈhɑt-ʃɑt/ (n casual)

A successful and confident person.

Example:

Timothy is a hot-shot politician.

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