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ichthyology
study of fish
icon
religious image; idol
iconoclastic
* attacking cherished traditions
idiom
expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style
idolatry
* worship of idols; excessive admiration
idyllic
charmingly carefree; simple
igneous
produced by fire; volcanic
ignominy
deep disgrace; shame and dishonour
illimitable
infinite
illusive
deceiving
illusory
deceptive; not real
imbecility
weakness of mind
imbibe
drink in
imbroglio
complicated situation; painful or complex misunderstanding; entanglement; confused mass (as of papers)
imbue
saturate; fill
immolate
offer as a sacrifice
immure
imprison; shut up in confinement
immutable
* unchangeable
impair
* injure; hurt
impalpable
imperceptible; intangible
impassable
not able to be traveled or crossed
impasse
predicament from which there is no escape
impassive
* without feeling; imperturbable; stoical
impediment
hindrance; stumbling-block
impenetrable
not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding
impecunious
without money
impede
* hinder; block
impenitent
not repentant
imperial
like an emperor; related to an empire
imperious
domineering; haughty
impermeabale
* impervious; not permitting passage through its substance
impertinent
insolent; rude
imperturbable
* calm; placid
impervious
* impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed
impetuous
violent; hasty; rash
impetus
moving force; incentive; stimulus
impiety
irreverence; lack of respect for God
impinge
infringe; collide with; touch
impious
irreverent
implacable
* incapable of being pacified
implement
put into effect; supply with tools
implicit
* understood but not stated
implode
* burst inward
impolitic
not wise
imponderable
weightless
importunate
urging; demanding
importune
beg persistently
imposture
assuming a false identity; masquerade
imprecation
curse
impropriety
improperness; unsuitableness
improvident
thriftless
imprudent
lacking caution; injudicious
impudence
impertinence; insolence
impugn
dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); challenge; gainsay
impuissance
powerlessness; feebleness
impunity
freedom from punishment or harm
impute
attribute; ascribe
inadvertently
* unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly
inalienable
not to be taken away; nontransferable
inane
silly; senseless
incadescent
strikingly bright; shining with intense heat
incantation
singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula
incarnate
endowed with flesh; personified
incarnation
act of assuming a human body and human nature
incendiary
arsonist
incense
enrage; infuriate
inchoate
* recently begun; rudimentary; elementary
incidental
not essential; minor
incipient
beginning; in an early stage
incisive
cutting; sharp
incite
arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist
inclement
stormy; unkind
incommodious
not spacious; inconvenient
incongruity
* lack of harmony; absurdity
inconsequential
* insignificant; unimportant
incontinent
lacking self-restraint; licentious (amoral, lewd)
incontrovertible
indisputable; not open to question
incorporate
* introduce something into a larger whole; combine; unite
incorporeal
lacking a material body; insubstantial
incorrigible
uncorrectable
incredulity
tendency to disbelief
incredulous
withholding belief; skeptical
incrustation
hard coating or crust
incubate
hatch
incubus
burden; mental care; nightmare
inculcate
teach
incumbent
obligatory; currently holding an office
incur
bring upon oneself
incursion
temporary invasion
indefatigable
tireless
indelible
not able to be erased
indemnify
make secure against loss; compensate for loss
indenture
bind as a servant or apprentice to master
indeterminate
* uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
indifferent
unmoved or unconcerned by; mediocre
indigence
* poverty
indigent
poor; destitute
indignation
anger at an injustice
indignity
offensive or insulting treatment
indiscriminate
choosing at random; confused
indissoluble
permanent
indite
write; compose
indolent
* lazy
indomitable
unconquerable; unyielding
indubitable
unable to be doubted; unquestionable
induce
persuade; bring about
inductive
pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general
indulgent
humoring; yielding; lenient
ineffable
unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech
ineluctable
irresistible; not to be escaped
inerrancy
infallibility
inert
* inactive; lacking power to move
inexorable
relentless; unyielding; impacable
infernal
pertaining to hell; devilish
infidel
unbeliever
infirmity
weakness
influx
flowing into
ingenuous
* naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated
ingratiate
become popular with
inherent
* firmly established by nature or habit
inimical
unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental
iniquitous
wicked; immoral; unrighteous
injurious
harmful
inkling
hint
innocuous
* harmless
innovation
change; introduction of something new
inopportune
untimely; poorly chosen
inordinate
unrestrained; excessive
insalubrious
unwholesome; not healthful
insatiable
not easily satisfied; unquenchable; greedy
inscrutable
impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
insensate
without feeling
insensible
* unconscious; unresponsive
insidious
treacherous; stealthy; sly
insinuate
* hint; imply; creep in
insipid
* lacking in flavour; dull
insolence
impudent disrespect; haughtiness
insolvent
bankrupt; without money to pay
insouciant
indifferent; without concern or care
insubordination
disobedience; rebelliousness
insularity
* narrow-mindedness; isolation
insuperable
insurmountable; unbeatable
insurgent
rebellious
insurrection
rebellion; uprising
integral
complete; necessary for completeness
integrity
uprightness; wholeness
intelligentsia
intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
inter
bury
interdict
prohibit; forbid
interim
meantime
interloper
intruder
interminable
endless
internecine
mutually destructive
interpolate
insert between
interregnum
period between two reigns
intimate
hint
intractable
* unruly; stubborn; unyielding
intransigence
* refusal of any compromise; stubbornness
intrepid
fearless
intrinsic
essential; inherent; built-in
inundate
* overwhelm; flood; submerge
inured
* accustomed; hardened
invalidate
weaken; destroy
invective
* abuse
inveigh
denounce; utter censure or invective
inveigle
lead astray; wheedle
inveterate
deep-rooted; habitual
invidious
designed to create ill will or envy
inviolable
secure from corruption, attack, or violation; unassailable
invocation
prayer for help; calling upon as a reference or support
iota
very small amount
irascible
* irritable; easily angered
iridescent
exhibiting rainbowlike colours
irony
hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean opposite of what they actually mean
irreconcilable
incompatible; not able to be resolved
irremediable
incurable; uncorrectable
irreproachable
blameless; impeccable
irresolute
* uncertain how to act; weak
irreverence
lack of proper respect
irrevocable
unalterable; irreversible
isthmus
narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
itinerant
wandering; traveling
itinerary
* plan of a trip