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infringe
v. violate; encroach


your machine infringes on my patent
ingenuous
adj. naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated

ingenuous little Red Riding Hood
ingrate
n. ungrateful person
ingratiate
v. become popular w/


He tried to ingratiate himself into her parents' good graces

He ingratiated himself with all the guests.
inimical
adj. unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental


Why is she so inimical to me?
inimitable
adj. matchless; not able to be imitated

We admire his inimitable use of language; he is one of a kind
iniquitous
adj. wicked; immoral; unrighteous

murder is an iniquitous deed
inkling
n. hint


i had not the slightest inkling of your plans
innovation
n. change; introduction of something new


technological innovations
innuendo
n. hint; insinuation

an indirect or covert suggestion or hint, esp. of a derogatory nature: She made nasty insinuations about her rivals.
inopportune
adj. untimely; poorly chosen
inordinate
adj. unrestrained; excessive


inordinate fondness for chocolate
insalubrious
adj. unwholesome; detrimental to health
inscrutable
adj impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious

Experienced poker players keep their expressions inscrutable
insensate
adj. w/o feeling

She lay there as insensate as a log
insensible
adj. unconscious; unresponsive

she seems insensible to shame
insidious
adj. treacherous; stealthy; sly

insidious plan
insidious enemy
insinuate
v. hint; imply; creep in


When you said I looked robust, did you mean to insinuate that i'm getting fat?
insipid
adj. lakcing in flavor, dull


flat ginger ale is insipid
insolence
n. impudent disrespect; haughtiness
insolvent
adj. bankrupt; lacking money to pay
insouciant
adj. indiffernt; w/o concern or care


insouciant attitude
insubordination
n. disobedience; rebelliousness
insubstantial
adj. lacking substance; insignificant; frail


His hopes for a career in acting proved insubstantial; no one would even cast him an insubstantial role
insularity
n. narrow-mindedness; isolation

insularity of the islanders
insuperable
adj. insurmountable; unbeatable
insurgent
adj. rebellious

insurgent forces occupied the capital
insurrection
n. rebellions; uprising
inter
v. bury


inter the body
interdict
v. prohibit; forbid


interdict the use of nuclear weapons
interim
n. meantime

in the interim...
interloper
n. intruder
interminable
adj. endless

his speech seemed interminable
internecine
adj. mutually destructive

internecine nature of the conflicgt
interregnum
n. period between two reigns

an interregnum succeeded the death of the king
intimate
v. hint


She intimated rather than stated her preferences
intractable
adj. unruly; stubborn; unyielding


He was intractible; he absolutely refused to take a bath
intransigence
n. refusal of any compromise; stubbornness

intransigence from the striking workers
intrepid
adj. fearless
introspective
adj. looking w/n onself
introvert
n. one who is introspective; inclined to think miore about oneself
inundate
v. overwhelm; flood; submerge

inundated w/ work

the waters of the Nile used to inundate teh river valley every year
inured
adj. accustomed; hardened


She became inured to the Alaskan cold.
invalidate
v. weaken; destroy


they sought to invalidate the will
invective
n. abuse
vehement or violent denunciation, censure, or reproach.

He had expected criticism but not the invective that greeted his proposal
inveigh
v. denounce; utter censure or invective

to inveigh against isolationism.
inveigle
v. lead astray; wheedle

She was inveigled into joining the club after an initial reluctance