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haunted

/ˈhɒntɪd/ (adj)

Where the spirits of dead people are believed to live.

Example:

I’m not going in that old house! It’s haunted!

hang-up

/ˈhæŋʌp/ (n informal)

Something you are embarrassed or worried about.

Example:

Many employees have a hang-up about losing their jobs in 2009.

high-rise

/ˈhaɪraɪz/ (n)

A very tall building.

Example:

I live in a high-rise in New York City.

Hispanic

/hɪ’spænɪk/ (adj)

From or relating to a country where people speak Spanish.

Example:

There are many Hispanics living in Los Angeles. Spanish has become the second language.

haywire

/’heɪwæər/ (informal adj)

Start working incorrectly.

Example:

The DVD player is going haywire. The movie keeps jumping to the next scene.

headlight

/’hedlaɪt/ (n)

One of the two large lights on the front of a car.

Example:

I have a broken headlight, so I can’t drive at night.

hardline

/hɑrd’laɪn/ (adj)

Not wanting to change your very strong political view.

Example:

James is a hardline liberal.

hiatus

/haɪˈeɪtəs/ (n)

A short break from something.

Example:

I am on a hiatus from work this week. I needed to relax.

hah

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Used when you are surprised or amused.

Examples:

A: Peter is going to jail for stealing.
B: Hah. Well he deserves it.

Hah! If you think I am helping you are crazy!

huddle

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To get together very closely.

Examples:

We huddled in the tent to stay warm – it was so cold!

What are you boys talking about…all huddled together and whispering?

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