A to Z Challenge: H
Day eight of the A to Z Challenge!
Definition: the state of being dull : lethargy
Sentence: His wife thought he was suffering from a classic case of hebetude.
Definition: calm : tranquil : peaceful : happy
Sentence: There was always a halcyon atmosphere amongst the friends.
Definition: the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others.
Sentence: Chinese officials say the purpose of their military modernization is purely defensive and they have no aspirations toward regional hegemony.
— Business Week (Jan 10, 2011)
Definition: characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards.
Sentence: You will think these ideas horribly heterodox, but if we all thought alike there would be nothing to write about and nothing to learn.
— James Marchant
Definition: giving strong encouragement.
Sentence: For hortatory or inspirational purposes we do not need to make this analysis; it has, indeed, its practical dangers.
— Durant Drake