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Words of the Week – H

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Year 7: Hence- as a consequence; for this reason. “many vehicle journeys (and hence a lot of pollution) would be saved”

Year 8: Hypothesis- a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.”his ‘steady state’ hypothesis of the origin of the universe”

Year 9: Hypocritical- behaving in a way that suggests one has higher standards or more noble beliefs than is the case. “we don’t go to church and we thought it would be hypocritical to have him christened”

Year 10: Hiatus- a pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity. “there was a brief hiatus in the war with France”

Year 11: Heinous- (of a person or wrongful act, especially a crime) utterly odious or wicked. “a plethora of heinous crimes”

Year 12: Habitual- done constantly or as a habit. “his habitual use of his smartphone”

Year 13: Hubris- excessive pride or self-confidence. “the self-assured hubris among economists was shaken in the late 1980s”

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