Blocks H HS – Term Three 2018

1. Hibern-

wintry – Latin

  • hibernaculum – a winter home; a winter bud; a protective covering for a plant during a dormant period ("a tent for winter quarters")
  • hibernation – winter sleep, dormancy, inactivity, slumber, lethargy;
  • hibernator – kipper, an animal that pass the winter in a dormant state

2. Homin-

human – Latin
(also: position)

  • humanity – people, humankind, mankind; benevolence, kindness
  • humanism – a belief system in which human values and experience predominate
  • humanities – the liberal arts; literature, languages, philosophy and the arts
  • humanitarian – philanthropist, do-gooder, benefactor

3. Hex-

six – Greek

  • hexad – a sextet, a group of series of six
  • hexagon – a six-sided polygon
  • hexagraph – a six-pointed star; the star of David; a geometric shape with different meaning in different religions

4. Helio-

sun – Latin

  • heliocentrism – a cosmological model that regards the sun as the centre of the universe
  • heliophobia – an abnormal fear of the sun or sunlight
  • heliotropism – the growth of plants towards sunlight

5. Haema-, hem-

blood – Latin

  • haemoglobin – the oxygen- carrying protein that gives red-blood cells its characteristic
  • haemophilia – a group of blood disorders in which the blood does not clot properly
  • haematology – the study of blood and bone marrow
  • haemorrhage – bleeding or abnormal flow of blood
  • haematoma – an abnormal collection of blood outside of a blood vessel caused by a leak
    in the wall of a blood vessel

6.1 Hom-

same – Greek

6.2 Homoe-

like, similar – Greek

  • homeopathy – a system of alternative medicine (in which small amounts of natural substances are administered to treat various ailments)
  • homeostasis – the ability of organisms to maintain their internal stability; equilibrium, evenness
  • homogeneity – uniformity, conformity, similarity, homogeneousness
  • homonym – a word that is spelled the same as another but with a different meaning
  • homophone – a word that sounds the same as another but has a different meaning

7. Heter-

different, other – Latin

  • heterodoxy – dissidence, unorthodoxy, nonconformity; opinions that differ from the orthodox or official view
  • heterogeneity – variety, discrepancy, diversity, disparateness
  • heteropteran – a typical bug, a true bug; an insect with different wings (forewings with both membranous and hardened portions)
  • heterotroph – an organism that cannot manufacture its own food and consequently it must obtain it from other/different sources of organic carbon, mainly plant or animal matter

8. Hab-

have – Latin

  • habit – a custom, a practice, routine behaviour, a manner, a mode; a need; a garment worn by monks and nuns
  • habitat – the kind of natural environment in which a particular species of organism lives
  • habitation – a home, a dwelling, an abode, a residence, a place of living
  • habitude – customary behaviour, a disposition, someone’s essential character
  • habituation* – adaptation, naturalisation; the activity whereby an animalresponds less to repeatedstimuli

9. Hept-

seven – Latin

  • heptagon – a seven-sided polygon
  • Heptateuch – the first seven books of the Bible (the Old Testament)
  • heptathlon – a combined athletics event consisting of seven events

10. Hippo-

horse – Latin

  • hippocampus – a part of the mammalian brain with a shape that resembles a seahorse
  • hippodrome – an arena, a theatre, a circus; an oval race track for horses and chariots (in ancient Greece and Rome)
  • hippology – the study of horses
  • hippophobia – an abnormal fear of horses