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4000 IELTS Academic Words List (8)

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habit
haggard
haggle
hail
hairy
hallmark
halt
ham
hamburger
hamper
handbook
handful
handicap
handle
handsome
handy
hang
hanger
haphazard
harbor
harden
hardware
hardy
harmful
harmless
harmonious
harmony
harness
harsh
harvest
haste
hasten
hasty
hatch
haughty
haul
haunt
hawk
hay
hazard
heading
headlong
heal
heap
hearing
heave
heaven
hedge
hedgehog
heed
heel
heighten
heir
heiress
helicopter
hell
helmet
helpful
helpless
hemisphere
hence
henceforth
herald
herb
herd
hesitant
hesitate
hide
hideous
hijack
hike
hinder
hindrance
hinge
hint
hinterland
hiss
historian
historic
hitchhike
hitherto
hoarse
hobby
hoe
hoist
hold
hollow
homely
homesick
hook
hop
horizon
horizontal
horn
horrible
horror
hose
hospitable
hospitality
host
hostage
hostile
hound
house
hover
howl
hug
hull
hum
humane
humanitarian
humanity
humble
humid
humidity
humiliate
humorous
hunger
hurl
husband
hush
hustle
hydrogen
hygiene
hymn
hypocrisy
hypothesis
hypothetical
hysteria


habit: Read
n.
(العادة) established disposition of the mind or character; distinctive dress, especially of a religious order

haggard: Read
a.
(تساوم) wasted away; showing wearing effects of overwork or suffering

haggle: Read
v. Syn. bargain
(تساوم) argue about prices; bargain, as over the price of something

hail: Read
n.
(جامعة الخليج) call for; salute; greet; praise vociferously

hairy: Read
a.
(شعر) bearing or covered with hair; made of or resembling hair; rough with hair

hallmark: Read
n. Syn. sign
(مميزة) sign; feature; mark indicating quality or excellence

halt: Read
v. Syn. stop; pause
(صالة للألعاب الرياضية) stop; stand in doubt; hesitate

ham: Read
n.
(هام) meat cut from the thigh of a hog, usually smoked

hamburger: Read
n.
(همبرغر) a fried bread of minced beef served on a bun

hamper: Read
v. Syn. obstruct
(يعوق) put at disadvantage; prevent progress or free movement of

handbook: Read
n.
(حائل كتيب) concise reference book providing specific information

handful: Read
n.
(حفنة) a small number

handicap: Read
n. Syn. disadvantage
(عائق) disadvantage; physical disability; cripple; hinder; impede

handle: Read
v.
(معالجة) touch; feel with the hand; use or hold with the hand; manage in using; deal with

handsome: Read
a.
(وسيم) skillful; handy; agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance; attractive

handy: Read
a. Syn. convenient; close
(مفيد) convenient; close

hang: Read
v.
(هانغ) suspend; fasten to some elevated point without support from below; hold for support

hanger: Read
n.
(شماعات) one who hangs, or causes to be hanged; loop or strap by which something is hung

haphazard: Read
a. Syn. random
(عشوائية) not thorough, constant or consistent; by chance

harbor: Read
v. Syn. hide
(الميناء) provide a refuge for; hide; give shelter to

harden: Read
v.
(تتصلب) become hard or harder

hardware: Read
n.
(الأجهزة) mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system

hardy: Read
a. Syn. robust; healthy
(هاردي) in robust and good health; able to survive under unfavorable conditions

harmful: Read
a. Syn. damaging; noxious; detrimental; dangerous
(الضارة) damaging; noxious; detrimental; dangerous

harmless: Read
a. Syn. innocuous
(مؤذية) unlikely to harm or disturb anyone

harmonious: Read
a. Syn. concordant; accordant
(متناغم) concordant; accordant; suitable and fitting

harmony: Read
n. Syn. compatibility
(انسجام) compatibility in opinion and action; an agreeable sound property

harness: Read
n. Syn. utilize
(السراجة) stable gear consisting of an arrangement to an animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart

harsh: Read
a. Syn. rough; coarse; acid
(القاسية) rough; coarse; severe; unpleasantly stern

harvest: Read
v. Syn. gather; reap
(حصاد) gather; yield from plants in a single growing season

haste: Read
n. Syn. hurry
(عجلة) hurry; rapidity of action or motion

hasten: Read
v. Syn. accelerate; quicken
(تسريع) accelerate; quicken

hasty: Read
a. Syn. fast; impetuous
(متسرع) easily angered; irritable; made too quickly to be accurate or wise

hatch: Read
v. Syn. breed
(هاتش) breed; emerge from the egg

haughty: Read
a.
(متعجرفة) high; lofty; bold; arrogant; overbearing

haul: Read
v. Syn. transport; drag
(مسافات) draw slowly or heavily; pull or drag forcibly; shift direction

haunt: Read
v. Syn. torment; bother; disturb
(تطارد) be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place; bother; disturb

hawk: Read
n.
(هوك) bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail

hay: Read
n.
(حي) grass or other plants, cut and dried for fodder

hazard: Read
n. Syn. danger; risk
(الخطر (الأخطار) danger; risk

heading: Read
n.
(العنوان) course or direction in which a ship or aircraft is moving; title, subtitle, or topic that stands at the top or beginning

headlong: Read
a.
(بتهور) uncontrollably forceful or fast; done with head leading; headfirst

heal: Read
v. Syn. cure
(شفاء) cure; make or get healthy again

heap: Read
n.
(هيب) crowd or throng; a great number of persons; pile or mass

hearing: Read
n.
(السمع) opportunity to be heard; capacity to hear; judicial investigation of a suit at law

heave: Read
v. Syn. lift; raise; hoist; throw
(المحمومة) cause to move upward or onward by a lifting effort; lift; raise; hoist; throw

heaven: Read
n.
(السماء) expanse of space surrounding the earth; sky; place where the sun, moon, and stars appear

hedge: Read
n.
(جيشان سياج) thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes

hedgehog: Read
n.
(القنفذ) small European insectivore, and other allied species of Asia and Africa, having the hair on the upper part of its body mixed with prickles or spines

heed: Read
v. Syn. consider
(غافلون) pay attention to; listen to and consider

heel: Read
n.
(كعب) back part of the human foot; lower end of a ship's mast

heighten: Read
v. Syn. enhance; hoist; boost
(تصاعد حدة) enhance; hoist; raise or increase the quantity or degree of; intensify

heir: Read
n. Syn. descendent; offspring
(ريث) person who inherits some title or office

heiress: Read
n.
(ريثة) woman who is an heir, especially to great wealth

helicopter: Read
n.
(مروحية) aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades

hell: Read
n.
(جحيم) place of the dead, or of souls after death where sinners suffer eternal punishment; any place of pain and turmoil

helmet: Read
n.
(حطب) defensive covering for head; hat, made of cork, felt, or metal, worn as uniform of soldiers, firemen

helpful: Read
a. Syn. useful; beneficial
(عاجز) giving aid; assistant; useful; salutary

helpless: Read
a. Syn. unable; powerless; weak
(عاجزة) unable to help oneself; powerless or incompetent; powerless; weak

hemisphere: Read
n. Syn. halves; sides
(نصف الكرة) halves; half of a sphere bounded by a great circle

hence: Read
ad.
(بالتالي) from this place; from this time; from this reason; as an inference or deduction

henceforth: Read
ad.
(من الآن فصاعدا) from this time forward; henceforward

herald: Read
n. Syn. announce; proclaim
(هيرالد) proclaim; announces important news; messenger

herb: Read
n.
(عشب) plant lacking a permanent woody stem, some having medicinal properties

herd: Read
n. Syn. flock; crowd
(القطيع) flock; crowd; group of cattle or other domestic animals

hesitant: Read
a. Syn. reluctant; irresolute
(مترددة) reluctant, irresolute; tending to wait, or proceed with caution or reservation

hesitate: Read
v. Syn. vacillate; fluctuate
(تتردد) pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

hide: Read
v.
(إخفاء) prevent from being seen or discovered

hideous: Read
a. Syn. despicable
(بطولات البشعة) frightful, shocking, or offensive to the eyes; offensive to moral sensibilities; despicable

hijack: Read
v.
(الاختطاف) stop and rob a vehicle in transit; seize control of by use of force

hike: Read
v. Syn. travel; walk
(بتزايد) long walk usually for exercise or pleasure

hinder: Read
v. Syn. stunt; inhibit; hamper; impede
(تعوق) put at a disadvantage; tie up; hamper; prevent the progress

hindrance: Read
n. Syn. block; obstacle
(إعاقة) something that holds back or causes problems with something else; obstacle

hinge: Read
n.
(يتوقف) a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other

hint: Read
n. Syn. allusion; clue
(تلميح) allusion; clue; brief or indirect suggestion

hinterland: Read
n. Syn. region; inland
(الخلفية) region; remote and undeveloped area

hiss: Read
n.
(همسة) prolonged sound like that letter s, made by forcing out the breath between the tongue and teeth

historian: Read
n.
(مؤرخ) one who is an authority on history

historic: Read
a.
(تاريخية) having importance or significance in history; belonging to the past; historical

hitchhike: Read
v.
(ويقف) travel by getting free rides from passing vehicles; be carried along with something else

hitherto: Read
ad.
(حتى الآن) to this place; to a prescribed limit; up to this time; as yet; until now

hoarse: Read
a.
(أجش) having a harsh, rough, grating voice or sound, as when affected with a cold; making a rough, harsh cry or sound

hobby: Read
n.
(هواية) auxiliary activity; activity or interest pursued outside one's regular occupation

hoe: Read
v.
(مجرفة) weed, cultivate, or dig up with a tool, which has flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle

hoist: Read
v.
(يرفعون) raise; lift; elevate; raise to one's mouth in order to drink

hold: Read
v.
(تعقدان) keep from departing; take and maintain control over; stop dealing with

hollow: Read
a. Syn. empty
(جوفاء) sound as if echoing in a empty space; void; vain; not solid; having a space or gap or cavity

homely: Read
a.
(بيتي) of home; domestic; familiar; intimate; plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished

homesick: Read
a.
(بالحنين إلى الوطن) unhappy at being away and longing for familiar things or persons

hook: Read
n.
(الخطاف) a piece of metal, or other hard material, bent into curve or at angle, for catching, holding, or sustaining anything

hop: Read
v.
(هوب) move by successive leaps, as toads do; spring or jump on one foot

horizon: Read
n. Syn. range; limit
(الأفق) line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet; range of one's knowledge, experience, or interest

horizontal: Read
a. Syn. flat; level
(إخفاء أفقي) flat; level; parallel to or in a base line

horn: Read
n.
(التجانس القرن) one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

horrible: Read
a. Syn. dreadful; terrible; shocking
(الرهيبة) exciting, or tending to horror or fear; hideous

horror: Read
n. Syn. terror; fear
(رعب) terror; fear; intense dislike

hose: Read
n.
(الخرطوم) a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas

hospitable: Read
a. Syn. generous; receptive
(مضياف) disposed to treat guests with warmth and generosity; receptive

hospitality: Read
n.
(الضيافة) act or practice of one who is hospitable; reception and entertainment of strangers or guests without reward

host: Read
n.
(استضافة) great number; person entertaining guests

hostage: Read
n.
(رهائن) prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms

hostile: Read
a. Syn. unfriendly; antagonistic
(معاد) unfriendly; showing the disposition of an enemy

hound: Read
n.
(ولع) a variety of domestic dog, having large, drooping ears; side bar used to strengthen portions of gear of a vehicle

house: Read
v.
(البيت) provide living quarters for; lodge; contain; harbor

hover: Read
v. Syn. float; waver; vacillate
(تحوم) hang about; wait nearby; remain floating

howl: Read
v.
(عواء) utter a loud, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do; utter a sound expressive of distress; cry aloud and mournfully

hug: Read
v.
(الحضنة) crowd together; keep close to; tight or amorous embrace

hull: Read
n.
(هال) outer covering of anything, particularly of a nut or of grain; outer skin of a kernel; husk

hum: Read
n.
(حركة المجاهدين) low, prolonged sound; humming noise; singing with shut mouth

humane: Read
a.
(إنسانية) marked by kindness, mercy, or compassion

humanitarian: Read
n. Syn. philanthropic
(الإنسانية) philanthropic; one devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms

humanity: Read
n. Syn. kindness; virtue
(التلملم الإنسانية) kindness; virtue; all of the inhabitants of the earth

humble: Read
a. Syn. meek; submissive; modest
(ذليل) low or inferior in station or quality; modest

humid: Read
a. Syn. damp; wet
(الرطبة) containing a high amount of water or water vapor

humidity: Read
n. Syn. dampness; moisture
(الرطوبة) dampness; moisture

humiliate: Read
v. Syn. embarrass; shame
(إذلال) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

humorous: Read
a. Syn. witty; funny; amusing
(مضحك) employing or showing humor; funny; amusing

hunger: Read
n.
(الجوع) strong desire for something; feel the need to eat

hurl: Read
v. Syn. throw; cast; toss
(القاء) throw with great force; cast; toss

husband: Read
v. Syn. conserve; save
(زوج) use economically; conserve; save

hush: Read
v.
(الصمت) make silent or quiet; keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of

hustle: Read
v. Syn. bustle
(صخب) bustle; cause to move furtively and hurriedly

hydrogen: Read
n.
(هيدروجين) a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas

hygiene: Read
n. Syn. cleanliness; sanitation
(مستحضرات) cleanliness; sanitation

hymn: Read
n.
(ترنيمة) song of praise or adoration, especially, a religious ode, a sacred lyric

hypocrisy: Read
n.
(النفاق) practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold; falseness; expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction

hypothesis: Read
n. Syn. assumption; theory
(فرضية) assumption; theory

hypothetical: Read
a. Syn. supposed; theoretical
(افتراضية) based on assumptions; supposed

hysteria: Read
n.
(الهستيريا) behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic; mental disorder