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heinous
odious (of crime)
heresy
belief contrary to what is generally accepted
hermetic
sealed by fusion
heterogeneous
made up of different kinds
hew
make by hard work cut (by striking)
highbrow
(person) with superior tastes
hirsute
hairy shaggy
hoax
mischievous trick played on smb for a joke
hoi
polloi the masses the rabble
hollow
not soled with hole
holster
leather case for a pistol
homiletics
act of preaching
hone
stone used for sharpening tools
hoodwink
trick mislead
hospitable
liking to give hospitality
hubris
arrogant pride
hush
make or become silent
husk
worthless outside part of anything
hypocrisy
falsely making oneself appear to be good
iconoclast
person who attacks popular beliefs
idiosyncrasy
personal mannerism
idolatry
excessive admiration of
idyll
a carefree episode or experience
ignoble
dishonorable common undignified
ignominious
shameful dishonorable undignified disgraceful
illicit
unlawful forbidden
imbroglio
complicated and embarrassing situation
immaculate
pure faultless
imminent
likely to come or happen soon
immutable
that cannot be changed
impair
worsen diminish in value
impassive
unmoved feeling no sign of passion
impecunious
having little or no money
impede
hinder get in the way of
impediment
smth that hinders (e.g. stammer)
impending
imminent being about to happen expected
imperative
urgent essential
imperious
commanding haughty arrogant
impermeable
that cannot be permeated
imperturbable
calm not capable of being excited
impervious
not allowing to pass through (of materials)
imperviousness
haughty arrogant commanding
impetuous
having sudden energy impulsive thrusting ahead forceful
impiety
lack of reverence or dutifulness
implacable
incapable of being placated unpleasable
implicate
show that smb has a share
implicit
implied though not plainly expressed
implosion
collapse bursting inward
importune
beg urgently solicit (of a prostitute)
imprecation
an invocation of evil a curse
impromptu
without preparation
impudent
rash indiscreet
impugned
challenged to be doubted
impute
to attribute to a cause or source ascribe
inadvertent
not paying proper attention
inane
silly senseless
inasmuch
since because
incense
make angry
incessant
often repeated continual
inchoate
not yet fully formed rudimentary elementary
incipient
beginning
incise
engrave make a cut in
incite
stir up rouse
inclined
directing the mind in a certain direction
incongruous
out of place not in harmony or agreement
incorrigibility
cannot be cured or corrected
incredulous
skeptical unwilling to believe
inculcate
fix firmly by repetition
incumbents
official duties
incursion
a raid a sudden attack
indefatigability
not easily exhaustible tirelessness
indelible
that cannot be rubbed out
indigence
poverty
indigenous
native
indistinct
not easily heard seen clearly marked
indolence
laziness
indomitable
not easily discouraged or subdued
indulge
gratify give way to satisfy allow oneself
indulgent
inclined to indulge
ineffable
to great to be described in words
ineluctable
certain inevitable
inept
unskillful said or done at the wrong time
ineptitude
quality of being unskillful
inferno
hell
infuriate
fill with fury or rage
infuse
put pour fill
ingenuous
naive young artless frank honest sincere
ingest
take in by swallowing
inimical
harmful or friendly
inimitable
defying imitation unmatchable
innocuous
causing no harm
inscrutable
incapable of being discovered or understood
insensible
unconscious unresponsive unaffected
insinuate
suggest unpleasantly make a way for smth gently
insipid
without taste or flavor
insouciant
unconcerned carefree
insularity
narrow-mindedness isolated
insurrection
rising of people to open resistance to
interdict
prohibit forbid
interim
as an installment
intersperse
place here and there
intransigence
unwillingness to compromise stubbornness intractability
intransigent
uncompromising
intrepid
fearless brave undaunted
introspection
examining one's own thoughts and feelings
inundate
flood cover by overflowing
inured
accustomed to adapted
invective
abusive language curses
inveigh
to attack verbally denounce deprecate
inveterate
deep-rooted. long-established
invincible
too strong to be defeated
involute
complex
irascible
irritable easily angered
irate
angry
ire
anger
irksome
tiresome
irresolute
hesitating undecided
irrevocable
final and unalterable
itinerate
to travel from place to place to peregrinate
jabber
talk excitedly utter rapidly
jibe
gibe make fun of
jocular
meant as a joke
judicious
sound in judgment wise
knit
draw together unite firmly
labyrinthine
to entangle the state of affairs
lachrymose
causing tears tearful
lackluster
(of eyes) dull
lament
show feel great sorrow
lassitude
weariness tiredness
latent
present but not yet active developed or visible
laudatory
expressing or giving praise
lavish
giving or producing freely liberally or generously
legacy
smth handed down from ancestors
levee
formal reception/embankment
levity
lack of seriousness
libel
statement that damages reputation
liberality
free giving generosity
libertine
immoral person
lien
legal claim until a debt on it is repaid
limn
paint portray
limp
lacking strength walking unevenly
lionize
treat as a famous person
lithe
bending twisting
loll
rest to sit or stand in a lazy way hang (dog's tongue)
lope
move along with long strides
loquacious
talkative garrulous
lucubrate
write in scholarly fashion
luculent
easily understood lucid clear
lugubrious
mournful excessively sad
lull
become quiet or less active
lumber
move in a clumsy/noisy way
luminary
star light-giving body
lurk
be out of view ready to attack
lustrous
being bright polished
macabre
gruesome suggesting death
macerate
make or become soft by soaking in water
machination
plot scheme (esp. evil)
maladroit
tactless clumsy
malapropism
misuse of a word (for one that resembles it)
malevolence
wishing to do evil
malign
injurious speak ill of smb tell lie
malinger
to fake illness or injury in order to shirk a duty
malleable
yielding easily shaped moldable adapting
manacle
chains for the hands or feet
massacre
cruel killing of a large number of people
matriculation
be admitted enter a university as a student
maudlin
sentimental in a silly or tearful way
maul
hurt by rough handling
maverick
rebel nonconformist
mellifluous
sweetly flowing
mendacity
dishonesty
mendicant
a beggar
mercurial
quick changeable in character fleeting
meretricious
attractive on the surface but of little value
mesmerize
hypnotize
meticulous
giving great attention to details
mettle
quality of endurance or courage
mettlesome
courageous high-spirited
middling
fairly good but not very good
minatory
menacing threatening
mince
pronounce or speak affectedly euphemize
misanthrope
person who hates mankind
mischievous
harmful causing mischief
miser
person who loves wealth and spends little
misogynist
one who hates women/females
moderation
quality of being limited not extreme
mollify
make calmer or quieter
molt
moult lose hair feathers before new growing
morbid
diseased unhealthy (e.g.. about ideas)
morose
ill-tempered unsocial
muffler
cloth worn round the neck/silencer
multifarious
varied motley greatly diversified
mundane
worldly as opposed to spiritual commonplace everyday
myriad
very great number
nadir
lowest weakest point
nascent
coming into existence emerging
nebulous
cloud-like hazy vague indistinct
negligent
taking too little care
neophyte
person who has been converted to a belief
nexus
a connection tie or link
nibble
show some inclination to accept (an offer)
noisome
offensive disgusting (smell)
nonchalant
not having interest
nonplused
greatly surprised
nostrum
a quack remedy an untested cure
noxious
harmful
nugatory
trifling/worthless
obdurate
hardened and unrepenting stubborn inflexible
obfuscate
to darken make obscure muddle
oblivious
unaware having no memory
obloquy
abusively detractive language sharp criticism vituperation
obsequious
too eager to obey or serve
obstreperous
noisy loud
obtain
to be established accepted or customary
obtrusive
projecting prominent undesirably noticeable
obtuse
blunt/stupid
obviate
to make unnecessary get rid of
occluded
blocked up
odious
repulsive hateful
odium
contempt dislike aversion
odor
smell favor reputation
officious
too eager or ready to help offer advice
ominous
threatening
onerous
needing effort burdensome
opaqueness
dullness/not allowing light to pass through
opprobrious
showing scorn or reproach
ossify
to turn to bone to settle rigidly into an idea
ostensible
seeming appearing as such professed
ostentation
display to obtain admiration or envy
ostracism
shut out from society refuse to meet talk
overhaul
examine thoroughly to learn about the condition
overweening
presumptuously arrogant overbearing immoderate being a jerk
paean
song of praise or triumph
palate
roof of the mouth sense of taste
palatial
magnificent
palliate
lessen the severity of
palpability
can be felt touched understood
palpitate
tremble beat rapidly and irregularly
panegyric
formal praise eulogy
paradigm
a model example or pattern
parenthesis
sentence within another one smth separated
pariah
an outcast a rejected and despised person
parsimonious
too economical miserly
partisan
one-sided committed to a party biased or prejudiced
paucity
scarcity a lacking of
peccadillo
small sin small weakness in one's character
pedantic
bookish showing off learning
pedestrian
commonplace trite unremarkable
pellucid
transparent easy to understand