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This is a test of either your vocabulary or your ability to guess the correct meaning from the three on offer each time!

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    Hackbut

    • An early type of gun
    • An edible fish
    • An early musical instrument
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    Haku

    • A Maori war dance
    • A form of Japanese poetry
    • A Hawaiian flower crown
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    Halfbeak

    • A small fish
    • A slang name for a trainee magistrate
    • A young bird that has not yet fledged
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    Hebdomad

    • A priest in an ancient Greek sect
    • A crown worn by a ruler in medieval Germany
    • A period of seven days
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    Heddle

    • Part of a fence made from brushwood
    • A group of horses sheltering from the rain
    • A set of cords in a weaving loom
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    Heptastich

    • A poetic stanza of seven lines
    • An ancient form of embroidery
    • A painful injury suffered by joggers
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    Hippocras

    • Devotion to traditional medical standards
    • A medieval drink of honey-flavoured wine
    • An extinct animal that lived in African rivers
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    Horehound

    • A legendary wild beast of the Scottish Highlands
    • A plant that was traditionally used in cough remedies
    • An insult levied at supporters of King Charles I by the Roundheads
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    Howff

    • A Scottish meeting place
    • An Australian greeting
    • A laughable mistake
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    Hypertonic

    • The ability to hear very high-pitched sounds
    • A medicinal substance that is effective in extremely small quantities
    • A body part that is under very high tension

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