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inchoate
adj. recently begun; rudimentary; elementary

Before the Creation, the world was an inchoate mass
incidental
adj. not essential; minor


the scholarship covered some of his incidental expenses
incipient
adj. beginning; in an early stage

I want to break this incipient cold by sleeping early
incisive
adj. cutting; sharp


incisive remarks
incite
v. arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist


he incited his classmates to go on strike
inclement
adj. stormy; unkind


inclement weather
incognito
adv. w/ identity concealed; using an assumed name


the monarch travelled thru town incognito, mingling with the populace
incommodious
adj. not spacious; inconvenient

regatta is incommodious for a family.
incongruity
n. lack of harmony; absurdity


the incongruity of his wearing sneakers w/ formal attire
inconsequential
adj. insignificant; unimportant


don't worry about it, it's inconsequential
incontinent
adj. lacking self-restraint; licentious


his incontinent behavior shocked many
incontrovertible
adj. indisputable; not open to question

unless the evidence against her is incontrovertible, u must declare her not guilty
incorporeal
adj. lacking a material body; insubstantial


Casper is an incorporeal being
incorrigible
adj. uncorrectable

Huck is incorrigable
incredulity
n. tendency to disbelief


Your incredulity in the face of all the evidence is hard to understand
incredulous
adj. withholding belief; skeptical


When Jack claimed he hadn't eaten a PBJ sandwich, Jill took an incredulous look at his smeared face and laughed
increment
n. increase
incriminate
v. accuse; serve as evidence against


this testimony incriminates...
incubate
v. hatch


hens incubate these eggs
incubus
n. burden; mental care; nightmare


the incubus of financial worry
inculcate
v. teach


inculcate religious devotion
incumbent
adj. obligatory; currently holding an office


It is incumbent upon all incumbent elected officials to...
incursion
n. temporary invasion


nightly incursions
indefatigable
adj. tireless


he was indefatigable
indemnify
v. make secure against loss; compensate for loss

indemnify all home owners w/ spoiled property
indenture
v. bind as servant or apprentice to master


Many immigrants could come to America only after they had indentured themselves for several years
indeterminate
adj. uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
indices
n pl signs; indications


grades are the best indices of your potential in college
indict
v. charge



the suspect was indicted
indifferent
adj. unmoved or unconcerned by; mediocre


she was indifferent to his proposals bc he would make an indifferent husband
indigence
n. poverty

eliminate indigence from our society
indigent
adj. poor; destitute
indignation
n. anger at an injustice


She felt indignation at the ill-treatment of helpless animals
indignity
n. offensive or insulting treatment

indignities heaped upon him
indiscriminate
adj. choosing at random; confused


indiscriminate television viewing
indissoluble
adj. permanent


indissoluble bonds of marriage
indite
v. write; compose


he indited many letters to her
indolent
adj. lazy


indolent potato couch
indomitable
adj. unconquerable; unyielding


indomitable will to win
indubitable
adj. unable to be doubted; unquestionable

she was an indubitable hit
induce
v. persuade; bring about


after the fight, he could not induce her to speak to him again
indulgent
adj. humoring; yielding; lenient

Jay's mom is extremely indulgent
industrious
adj. diligent; hard-working;
inebriated
adj. habitually intoxicated; drunk


he's usually inebriated rather than sober
ineffable
adj. unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech


Such ineffable joy must be experienced; it cannot be described
ineffectual
adj. not effective; weak


her campaign was ineffectual
ineluctable
adj. irresistible; not to be escaped


fate is ineluctable
inerrancy
n. infallibility
inert
adj. inactive; lacking power to move


he lay in bed, inert
inexorable
adj. relentless; unyielding; implacable (unable to be mollified, appeased)


the judge was inexorable and gave him the worst punishment
infantile
adj. childish; infantlike
infernal
adj. pertaining to hell; devilish
infidel
n. unbeliever
infirmity
n. weakness


Her greatest infirmity was lack of willpower
infraction
n. violation (of rule or regulation); breach

clear infraction of NBA rules