2015 Junior IASP Spell Bowl pg. 4

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hidalgo
a member of the lower nobility of Spain
highlander
an inhabitant of a highland
Himalayas
mountain system S Asia on border between India and Tibet and in Kashmir, Nepal and Bhutan
hireling
a person who is paid for doing a job that is not respected or that is considered morally wrong
hitherto
until now, before this time
hobnobbing
to spend time with someone (such as a famous or wealthy person) in a friendly way
hollow
an empty space inside of something
homeopathy
a system for treating illnesses that uses very small amounts of substances that would in larger amounts produce symptoms of the illnesses in healthy people
homologous
having the same relative position, value, or structure
honing
to make more acute, intense, or effective
hornbill
any of a family (Bucerotidae) of large nonpasserine birds of Africa and Eurasia having enormous bills
horse
a large solid-hoofed herbivorous ungulate mammal (Equus caballus, family Equidae, the horse family) domesticated since prehistoric times and used as a beast of burden, a draft animal, or for riding
hospice
a place that provides care for people who are dying
hotel
a place that has rooms in which people can stay especially when they are traveling : a place that provides food, lodging, and other services for paying guests
hovel
a small, poorly built and often dirty house
hugged
to put your arms around someone especially as a way of showing love or friendship
humbly
given or said in a way that shows you do not think you are better than other people
Hungary
country central Europe; capital, Budapest
hurried
happening or done very quickly or too quickly
hustle
to move or work in a quick and energetic way
hydrocortisone
cortisol used pharmaceutically
hydrometer
an instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid (as battery acid or an alcohol solution) and hence its strength
hygiene
the things that you do to keep yourself and your surroundings clean in order to maintain good health
hypercritical
criticizing other people or things too strongly or too often
hypochondria
unusual or excessive concern about your health : a tendency to fear or imagine that you have illnesses that you do not actually have
hyssop
a plant used in purificatory sprinkling rites by the ancient Hebrews
ichthyological
a branch of zoology that deals with fishes
ideally
in an ideal way
idiot
a very stupid or foolish person
ignition
the electrical system in an engine that causes the fuel to burn so that the engine begins working
ill-advised
not wise or sensible
illness
a condition of being unhealthy in your body or mind
illustrative
used to illustrate or explain something
imbecility
something that is foolish or nonsensical
immaculacy
the quality or state of being immaculate
immerse
to plunge into something that surrounds or covers
immolation
the act of immolating
immure
to enclose within or as if within walls
impassability
impossible to pass, cross, or travel over
impecuniosity
having very little or no money usually habitually
imperative
very important
impermanence
the quality or state of being impermanent
impetus
a force that causes an object to begin moving or to continue to move
implore
to make a very serious or emotional request to
imposition
a demand or request that is not reasonable or that causes trouble for someone
imprecate
to invoke evil on
impressive
deserving attention, admiration, or respect
improvisation
the act or art of improvising
impurity
the quality or state of being impure
inactivation
to make inactive
inappropriate
not right or suited for some purpose or situation
incandescent
white or glowing because of great heat
incense
a substance that is used often in religious ceremonies to produce a strong and pleasant smell when it is burned
incinerate
to burn (something) completely
inclination
a feeling of wanting to do something
incommensurable
not commensurable
inconceivable
impossible to imagine or believe
inconstancy
the quality or state of being inconstant
incorrect
not true or accurate
incrustation
a crust or hard coating
incursion
a sudden invasion or attack
indefinite
not certain in amount or length
independence
free from outside control or support
indicator
a sign that shows the condition or existence of something
indirect
not direct
individuality
the quality that makes one person or thing different from all others
inducible
capable of being induced
indurate
physically or morally hardened
ineffaceable
ineradicable
ineluctable
not able to be avoided or changed
inexcusable
too bad or wrong to be excused or ignored
inextricable
impossible to separate
infect
to cause (someone or something) to become sick or affected by disease
infertile
not fertile
infirmary
a place where sick people stay and are cared for in a school, prison, summer camp, etc.