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infringe
violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
ingenious
marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
ingenuous
naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid
ingrained
deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
ingrate
ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)
ingratiate
become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
inherent
firmly established by nature or habit; intrinsic
inhibit
restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
inimical
(of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
inimitable
matchless; not able to be imitated
iniquitous
wicked; immoral; unrighteous; N. iniquity; Ex. den of iniquity
initiate
begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
injurious
harmful; causing injury
inkling
hint; slight indication
innate
inborn
innocuous
harmless
innovation
change; something newly introduced; introduction of something new; V. innovate: begin or introduce (something new); be creative; ADJ. innovative
innuendo
hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
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inopportune
untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen
inordinate
beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands
inquisitor
questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
insalubrious
unwholesome; not healthful; Ex. insalubrious place
insatiable
not easily satisfied; unquenchable; Ex. insatiable appetite
inscrutable
difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
insensate
without feeling; lacking sense; foolish
insensible
unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
insidious
treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
insightful
discerning; perceptive
insinuate
hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
insipid
lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
insolence
impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
insolvent
bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
insomnia
wakefulness; inability to sleep
insouciant
without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
instigate
start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
insubordination
disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate
insubstantial
lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial
insularity
narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
insuperable
insurmountable; unbeatable; Ex. insuperable difficulties
insurgent
rebellious; N.
insurmountable
overwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable
insurrection
rebellion; uprising
intangible
not able to be perceived by touch; vague
integral
complete; necessary for completeness; Ex. integral part
integrate
make whole; combine; make into one unit
integrity
honesty; uprightness; wholeness; state of being whole and undivided; completeness
intellect
higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
intelligentsia
intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
inter
bury; N. interment
interdict
prohibit; forbid; N.
interim
meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
interloper
intruder; one who interferes
interminable
endless
intermittent
periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
internecine
mutually destructive
interpolate
insert between
interregnum
period between two successive reigns or governments
interrogate
question closely; cross-examine; cross-question
intervene
come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
intimate
hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
intimidate
frighten; N. intimidation
intractable
unruly; stubborn, unyielding; Ex. intractable problem/child
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intransigence
refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
intrepid
fearless
intrinsic
essential; inherent; built-in
introspective
looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
introvert
one who is introspective or inclined to think more about oneself; ADJ. introverted
intrude
put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in
intuition
immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning; ADJ. intuitive; V. intuit: know by intuition
inundate
flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work
inured
accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
invalidate
weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
invective
abuse
inveigh
denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
inveigle
deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
inverse
opposite
invert
turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of