Exercises To Improve Your Vocabulary: H- and I-Words Synonyms

Continuing our exercises to increase your vocabulary, here is another group of synonyms. Determine the different meanings of the words in each group. Then use each word accurately in a sentence of your own. If you get stuck, double click the word and we’ll open an online dictionary for you at the right place.

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The following vocabulary list is adapted from The Century Vocabulary Builder.

 

Habitation, abode, dwelling, residence, domicile, home.

Harmful, injurious, detrimental, pernicious, deleterious, baneful, noxious.

Have, possess, own, hold.

Headstrong, wayward, wilful, perverse, froward.

Help (noun), aid, assistance, succor.

Help (verb), assist, aid, succor, abet, second, support, befriend.

Hesitate, falter, vacillate, waver.

Hide, conceal, secrete.

High, tall, lofty, elevated, towering.

Hint, intimate, insinuate.

Hopeful, expectant, sanguine, optimistic, confident.

Hopeless, despairing, disconsolate, desperate.

Holy, sacred, hallowed, sanctified, consecrated, godly, pious, saintly, blessed.

Impolite, discourteous, inurbane, uncivil, rude, disrespectful, pert, saucy, impertinent, impudent, insolent.

Importance, consequence, moment.

Impostor, pretender, charlatan, masquerader, mountebank, deceiver, humbug, cheat, quack, shyster, empiric.

Imprison, incarcerate, immure.

Improper, indecent, indecorous, unseemly, unbecoming, indelicate.

Impure, tainted, contaminated, polluted, defiled, vitiated.

Inborn, innate, inbred, congenital.

Incite, instigate, stimulate, impel, arouse, goad, spur, promote.

Inclose, surround, encircle, circumscribe, encompass.

Increase, grow, enlarge, magnify, amplify, swell, augment.

Indecent, indelicate, immodest, shameless, ribald, lewd, lustful, lascivious, libidinous, obscene.

Insane, demented, deranged, crazy, mad.

Insanity, dementia, derangement, craziness, madness, lunacy, mania, frenzy, hallucination.

Insipid, tasteless, flat, vapid.

Intention, intent, purpose, plan, design, aim, object, end.

Interpose, intervene, intercede, interfere, mediate.

Irreligious, ungodly, impious, godless, sacrilegious, blasphemous, profane.

Irritate, exasperate, nettle, incense.


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