Saturday 15 February 2014

Grow Your #Vocabulary: This post has been brought to you by the Letter H

Five set of words that are commonly confused or misused. 
Horde: Large group, number, multiple, or group. Any nomadic group. A moving pack or swarm of animals.
Hoard: An accumulated store hidden away for future use. A cache of ancient coins, treasure. To gather or accumulate.

Hanger: Contrivance on which things are hung, such as a hook. Shoulder shaped frame with a hook at the top, made of wire, wood, or plastic, for draping and hanging a garment when not in use. A person who hangs something. 
Hangar: A shed or shelter. Any relatively wide structure used for housing airplanes or airships.

Hardy: Being in robust and sturdy good health. Courageous, intrepid. Brazenly daring. Capable of surviving unfavourable conditions, such as cold weather or lack of moisture.
Hearty: Warm and unreserved in manner or behaviour. Vigorous and enthusiastic. Sincere and heartfelt. Substantial and nourishing.

Herbs: A plant valued for its medicinal properties, flavour, or scent.
Spices: A pungent or aromatic vegetable substance, such as pepper or cinnamon, used to season food. Something that gives zest or piquancy.

Hay: Grass or other plants, such as clover or alfalfa, cut and dried for fodder.
Straw: Stalks of threshed grain, used as bedding and food for animals, for thatching, and for weaving or braiding, such as into baskets.

Yep, just me Cathy thinking out loud about the letter "H".

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