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hazard

Short Definition : venture; put in danger; risk; Ex. hazard a guess; N: possible source of danger

Definition
(noun) a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
Synonyms : endangerment , jeopardy , peril , risk
Example Sentence
  • drinking alcohol is a health hazard

Definition
(noun) an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
Synonyms : chance , fortune , luck
Example Sentence
  • bad luck caused his downfall
  • we ran into each other by pure chance

Definition
(noun) an obstacle on a golf course
Definition
(verb) put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
Synonyms : guess , pretend , venture
Example Sentence
  • I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again
  • I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong

Definition
(verb) put at risk
Synonyms : adventure , jeopardize , stake , venture
Example Sentence
  • I will stake my good reputation for this

Definition
(verb) take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
Example Sentence
  • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

hazardous

Short Definition : dangerous

Definition
(adj) involving risk or danger
Synonyms : risky , wild
Example Sentence
  • skydiving is a hazardous sport
  • extremely risky going out in the tide and fog
  • a wild financial scheme

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hazardous

HAZARDS are always RISKY
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by akshayakshay

hazy

Short Definition : slightly obscure; misty; unclear; N. haze: light mist or smoke; confused state of mind

Definition
(adj) filled or abounding with fog or mist
Synonyms : brumous , foggy , misty
Example Sentence
  • a brumous October morning

Definition
(adj) indistinct or hazy in outline
Synonyms : bleary , blurred , blurry , foggy , fuzzy , muzzy
Example Sentence
  • a landscape of blurred outlines
  • the trees were just blurry shapes

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hazy

hazy - when you are lazy, things are unclear to you...
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by the suspect

Just woke up in the foggy morning half asleep and lazy. The morning is quite misty and hazy.
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by sanjeev

for lazy things are hazy!
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by abbasgh

Fuzzy.
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by shadip

headfirst

Short Definition : moving with the head leading; headlong

Definition
(adj) with the head foremost
Synonyms : headlong
Example Sentence
  • a headfirst plunge down the stairs
  • a headlong dive into the pool

Definition
(adv) with the head foremost
Synonyms : headlong
Example Sentence
  • the runner slid headlong into third base

headlong

Short Definition : hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.

Definition
(adj) excessively quick
Synonyms : hasty
Example Sentence
  • made a hasty exit
  • a headlong rush to sell

Definition
(adj) with the head foremost
Synonyms : headfirst
Example Sentence
  • a headfirst plunge down the stairs
  • a headlong dive into the pool

Definition
(adv) with the head foremost
Synonyms : headfirst
Example Sentence
  • the runner slid headlong into third base

Definition
(adv) at breakneck speed
Synonyms : precipitately
Example Sentence
  • burst headlong through the gate

Definition
(adv) in a hasty and foolhardy manner
Synonyms : rashly
Example Sentence
  • he fell headlong in love with his cousin

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for headlong

Sounds as headstrong,i.e; adamant or unthinkingly daring (person who is very strongheaded)
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by saikiran

Haveing a LONG HEAD is symbollic to being haughty (because they think they are smart). Someone who is haughty is very rash and headlong.
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by nic42991

I rush everywhere and therefore I hate people who take a LONG time to HEAD out
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by lsarkiss

In the headl(ONG_bak) movie, the fight seens are very RUSH & HASTY
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by rajakumaran

one whose head is long (figuratively),will try to put his head first in everything i.e.being hasty n rash...
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by vakerorohan

( those ppl whose hairs are long are hasty n rash in combing their hair.. as they are hasty...)
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by rakei

headstrong

Short Definition : willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'

Definition
(adj) habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
Synonyms : froward , self-willed , wilful , willful

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for headstrong

Headstrong is a person whose head is strong and hence he doesnt change his opinions, so he is stubborn
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by satishvudaru

HEAD STRONG is a person who has got too much 'HEAD WEIGHT' and thus he is stubborn and unyielding..
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by ssiddharthsuresh

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