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malady
illness
illusory
illusive; deceptive; not real
s Shangri-la
imaginary remote paradise on earth; CF. Lost Horizon
n fictitious
imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional
s fancy
imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate
fancied
imagined; unreal
n ape
imitate or mimic (a person's behavior or manner)
n emulate
imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
mimicry
imitation
s dummy
imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
n pastiche
imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
n sophomoric
immature; half-baked; like a sophomore
n unfledged
immature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling
intuition
immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning; ADJ. intuitive; V. intuit: know by intuition
s misconduct
immoral behavior; bad management; V.
s rake
immoral or dissolute person
n evenhanded
impartial; fair
n restive
impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
imminent
impending; near at hand
n impervious
impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one's opinions); Ex. impervious to water/criticism
impalpable
imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible
impudence
impertinence; insolence
impermeable
impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
metaphor
implied comparison; CF. simile
causal
implying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality
s historic
important in history; Ex. historic battle
n levy
impose (a fine); collect (a payment); impose or collect (a tax); Ex. levy a tax on tobacco
irreconcilable
impossible to reconcile; incompatible; not able to be resolved
irretrievable
impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
n susceptible
impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
august
impressive; majestic
grandeur
impressiveness; stateliness; majesty
incarcerate
imprison
n immure
imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
impropriety
improperness; unsuitableness
ameliorate
improve
insolence
impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
n comatose
in a coma; extremely sleepy
n gamely
in a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
n amok(amuck)
in a state of rage; Ex. run amok
congruent
in agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous
n nirvana
in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
n pell-mell
in confusion; disorderly; Ex. dash pell-mell
virtual
in essence; existing in essence though not in actual form; for practical purposes; Ex. virtual ruler/space
n vassal
in feudalism, one who held land of a superior lord; subordinate or dependent
s sound
in good condition; showing good judgment or good sense; thorough; complete; Ex. sound mind/investment/training
n enamored
in love; Ex. enamored of his own beauty; V. enamor: inspire with love
nominal
in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
chaotic
in utter disorder
n inert
inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
s malapropos
inappropriate; ADV.
n oblivious
inattentive or unmindful; unaware; wholly absorbed; forgetful(having the habit of forgetting)
innate
inborn
implacable
incapable of being pacified; impossible to appease; Ex. implacable enemy
invulnerable
incapable of injury; impossible to damage or injure
s sterile
incapable of producing young; free from microorganism; V. sterilize
s cremate
incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
n nascent
incipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music
proclivity
inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
n sadistic
inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
n factious
inclined to form factions; causing dissension
n reticent
inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
prone
inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
n subsume
include (as a member of a group); encompass
comprise
include; consist of
partial
incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
n unobtrusive
inconspicuous; not blatant
n skittish
inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
increment
increase
n wax
increase gradually (as the moon); grow
propagate
increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
amplify
increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
crescendo
increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
augment
increase; add to
enhance
increase; make greater (as in value, reputation, or usefulness); improve
implicate
incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime
irremediable
incurable; uncorrectable; impossible to remedy
n bawdy
indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
n nonchalance
indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
resentment
indignation; bitterness; displeasure; V. resent: feel anger about
n mealymouthed
indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
circumlocution
indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
n innuendo
indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
oblique
indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
incontrovertible
indisputable; impossible to dispute; not open to question; unquestionable
irrefutable
indisputable; incontrovertible; undeniable
idiosyncrasy
individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
opportunist
individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
s hypnosis
induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
s humor
indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
n fledgling(fledgeling)
inexperienced; N: young bird that has acquired wing feathers and is learning to fly; inexperienced person
n inerrancy
infallibility
unerringly
infallibly; ADJ. unerring: making no mistakes
n opprobrium
infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
contagion
infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
n illimitable
infinite; limitless
s dysentery
inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
n overblown
inflated; exaggerated
n wreak
inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
subjective
influenced by personal feelings; occurring or taking place within the mind; unreal; Ex. subjective sensation of the ghostly presence