Confusing Words Clarified: Group H; Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs, Synonyms, Polysemes, etc. +
(lists of "H" sections that are organized into what for some people are confusing groups of words)
I don't mispell, as others mite,
But allways right each item rite;
So I emit resounding hoops
At other righter's speling bloops.
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2. A woman noted for her courageous acts: During the earthquake, Melba was called a heroine because she did so much to help many victims of the disaster.
Tammie is a heroine to Mike because she used to be a heroin addict and she has recovered and now travels to schools making speeches about her bad experiences.
Maggie said that it hurts her head to try to understand the importance of hertz in the telecommunications world because she has to think so hard.
You must be careful when you use an axe to hew the branches; because, if you miss and cut your foot, the ground will turn a hue of red.
2. Characterized by complexity: Jeremy studied high math in school.
3. A reference to unexpected costs for one's living standards: The high cost of living is getting more challenging.
4. Descriptive of excessive, often exuberant, or inappropriate behavior: Todd appeared to be high on drugs as indicated by his inappropriate laughter.
Jesse called out "Hi!" to his friend when he saw him hie quickly across the high fence on his way home from school.
2. A period of time when something; such as, an activity or program is stopped: The musical group is making a new album after a ten-year hiatus.
The comedian put her show on hiatus for a several weeks until she gave birth to her baby girl.
Latin quietus est; literally means, "he is at rest"; also, quieta non movere means, not to disturb quiet things or let sleeping dogs lie.
During the vacation hiatus between September in the fall and June in the spring, there is a quietus of activity at the recreation center.
2. To take a job or employment: Karl has decided to hire himself out as a cook for the summer.
The superintendent, whose rank is higher than Jesse's, decided to hire a student for the summer.
When Joseph got married, a soloist surprised him and his bride by singing their favorite hymn as part of the wedding ceremony.
That book is his because I saw him put it there.
Correct alternative: All students should do their own work. Incorrect: Every student should do their own work.
You were asking about a friend at school. What is his or her name and I will check the school register. OK, here it is, his name is Frank.
2. Relating to history or the past: The historic importance of the river is appreciated by all of the people who live near it.
The book listed the kings of England in historical sequence.
This book is of historic interest. The author attempted to undertake careful historical research about the mayors of this city.
"What, HO!" exclaimed Melba's father when he discovered his favorite hoe in the tool shed.
Bert noticed that the hoer was a woman who used to be a whore; now, she uses a hoe to knock the hoar off the edges of the roofs of houses.
The horde of outlaws swept out of town in the morning and rode into the hills where they had hidden a hoard of gold after having whored during the night.
The cowboy had to use another horse today because his regular equine was sick with a hoarse throat which the vet diagnosed as a hoarse horse.
Two police officers were discussing a drugstore break in. One officer said to the other one, "Someone broke in, but all he took was cough drops."
The other policeman responded with, "He must have been a hoarse thief."
2. A tube, typically flexible, used for conveying liquid from a source to another location: Karin bought the garden hose at the local store.
After working in the garden, Rodger decided to hose the dirty hoes.
2. A reference to a situation in which someone, or something, is gone or missing: When Mildred's daughter went to college, it left a big hole in the lives of their parents; in other words, they missed their daughter very much.
Holistic medicine attempts to treat both the whole mind and body.
2. Complete or full; not lacking or leaving out any part: The community center offers a whole range of programs.
The whole hole must be considered when using holistic analysis.