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Vocabulary 9 & 10

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halcyon
calm, pleasant
hallow
to make holy; holy
harbinger
an omen or sign
harlequin
a clown
hector
to bully; to pester
hedonism
pursuit of pleasure, especially of the senses
hegira
flight, escape
hermetic
tightly sealed
heterogeneous
different; dissimilar
hiatus
a pause or gap
hoi polloi
common people; the masses
hospice
a shelter
hubris
excessive pride or self-confidence
hybrid
anything of mixed origin; mixed, assorted
idiosyncrasy
a peculiar personality trait
idolatry
excessive or blind adoration; worship of an object
ignoble
dishonorable, shameful
imminent
likely to happen; threatening
immolate
to kill someone as a sacrificial victim, usually by fire
immutable
unchangeable, fixed
impair
to weaken; to cause to become worse
impale
to pierce with a sharp stake through the body
impalpable
unable to be felt, intangible
impecunious
without money; penniless
impediment
a barrier; obstruction
imperative
extremely necessary; vitally important
imperious
domineering; haughty
impinge
to strike; to encroach
impious
disrespectful toward God
importune
to persistently ask; to beg