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Ignoramus
an ignorant person
Illustrious
famous
Immure
to imprison
Impasse
blocked path
Impertinent
rude
Impetuous
quick to act without thinking
Impious
not devout in religion
Impolitic
unwise
Imposing
dignified, grand
Importune
to ask repeatedly, beg
Imprecation
curse
Improvident
without planning, negligent
Imprudent
unwise
Impudent
arrogant
Impugn
to attack verbally
Incandescent
shining brightly
Incarnidine
blood-red in color
Incarnate
having bodily form
Incendiary
combustible
Incommunicado
lacking a means to communicate
Incontrovertible
unquestionable
Inculcate
to teach
Incursion
sudden invasion
Indelible
permanent
Indigent
very poor
Indigant
angry
Indomitable
fearless
Industry
diligence, energy
Infernal
hellish
Infirmity
disease
Inglorious
lacking fame
Ingrate
ungrateful person
Ingress
entrance
Injunction
command, order
Inquest
investigation
Insentient
unfeeling
Insolent
insulting
Insolvent
bankrupt
Insular
isolated, detached
Insurrection
rebellion
Intemperate
not moderate
Inter
to bury
Internecine
deadly to both sides
Interpolate
to insert
Interpose
to insert
Interregnum
interval between reigns
Interstice
a space between things
Invective
verbal abuse
Inveigh
protest strongly
Investiture
ceremony conferring authority
Invidious
likely to provoke ill will
Irreverent
disrespectful
Jettison
to cast off, throw cargo overboard
Juggernaut
huge force destroying everything in its path
Jurisprudence
philosophy of law
Kernel
innermost part
Laggard
dawdler, loafer
Lambaste
disapprove angrily
Lampoon
attack with satire
Languid
lacking energy, indifferent, slow
Lapidary
relating to precious stones
Larder
place where food is stored
Largess
generosity
Lascivious
lewd
Lassitude
lethargy
Latitude
freedom in action
Leery
suspicious
Levity
humor
Libertarian
one who believes in freedom
Libidinous
lustful
License
freedom to act
Lien
right to possess and sell property of a debtor
Liniment
medicinal liquid used to ease pains
Lionize
to treat as a celebrity
Lissome
easily flexed
Lithe
graceful, flexible
Livid
discolored from a bruise, red with anger
Low
to make a sound like a cow
Macabre
gruesome
Machination
plot or scheme
Maelstrom
whirlpool; turmoil
Magnanimous
generous
Magnate
powerful person
Mainstay
chief support
Malapropism
humorous misuse of a word
Malediction
curse
Manumission
release from slavery
Marginal
barely sufficient
Maritime
relating to the sea
Martial
war-like
Martinet
strict disciplinarian
Matrilineal
tracing ancestry through mother’s line rather than father’s
Maudlin
overly sentimental
Mawkish
overly sentimental
Meander
wander
Megalith
huge stone used in prehistoric structures
Mendacity
a lie
Meretricious
gaudy, falsely attractive
Metronome
time keeping device
Mirth
laughter
Miscreant
one who behaves criminally
Missive
note or letter
Molt
to shed hair
Monolith
a huge block of stone
Moot
debatable, previously decided
Mordacious
caustic
Mores
customs
Moribund
dying
Mote
small particle
Motley
many-colored
Mottle
to make with spots
Munitions
ammunition
Necromancy
black magic
Nether
located under or below
Nettle
to irritate
Nicety
elegant
Niggardly
stingy
Niggling
trifle
Nihilism
belief that existence is meaningless
Noisome
stinking
Non sequitur
conclusion not following from evidence
Nonentity
an insignificant person
Novitiate
period of being a novice
Numismatics
coin collecting
Obdurate
stubborn
Obeisance
show of respect
Objurgate
scold
Oblique
indirect
Obloquy
abusive language
Obsequy
funeral ceremony
Obstreperous
unruly
Obtuse
stupid, dull
Odious
hateful
Officious
too helpful
Ontology
theory about the nature of existence
Opalescent
displaying colors
Opine
to express an opinion
Opprobrious
disgraceful
Oracle
person who foresees the future and gives and advice
Ornithologist
scientist who studies birds
Orotund
pompous
Ouster
ejection
Overture
musical introduction, proposal, offer
Overweeing
arrogant
Overwrought
agitated overdone