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iconoclast
person who attacks popular beliefs
Some say christians are iconoclasts since they oppose the concept of evolution.
idiosyncrasy
personal mannerism
The idiosyncrasies of my girlfriend drive me crazy.
idolatry
excessive admiration of
In ancient times, many civilizations accepted idolatry as their religion.
idyll
a carefree experience
His life in Hawaii consisted of a series of idyllic events.
ignoble
dishonorable, common, undignified
The popular high school football player felt ignoble once he moved to a college where nobody knew him.
ignominious
shameful, dishonorable
It is not ignominious to admit defeat.
illicit
unlawful, forbidden
The CEO had an illicit relationship with his secretary.
imbroglio
complicated and fifficult situation
After being caught with an pound of weed, BG was involved in quite a imbroglio.
immaculate
pure, faultless
The living room was immaculate after the cleaners came.
imminent
likely to happen
The punishment for his cheating was imminent.
immutable
that cannot be changed
The rules my parents made when i was a child were immutable.
impair
worsen, diminish in value
His vision became more impaired with every passing year.
impassive
unmoved, without emotion
His reaction to the news was completely impassive.
impecunious
having little or no money
He wasn't able to buy many clothes because of his current impecunious state.
impede
hinder, get in the way of
Difficult vocab words are impeding my chances at a good score on the GRE.
impending
expected, about to happen
People in Florida have been strengthening their houses for the impending storm.
imperative
urgent, essential
Getting a good GRE score is imperative if I'm going to get into Duke.
imperious
commanding, arrogant
He took charge of the group project in an imperious manner.
impermeable
impossible to permeate
The cell rejected infections by utilizing its impermeable membrane.
imperturbable
calm, not capable of being excited
To be a professional athlete you need to be imperturbable under all circumstances.
impervious
not allowing to pass through
The huge gate of the castle made it impervious for miscreants.
impetuous
impulsive, characterized by sudden or rash action
If you're an active stock trader you have to make many impetuous decisions.
impiety
lack or respect or reverence
Some people who think they know everything display an attitude full of impiety to other things.
implacable
unpleasable
I could never date a girl who was completely implacable.
implicate
show that somebody is involved
They offered me a deal if i would implicate my friends in a crime.
implicit
implied rather than expressly stated
After the fight we had an implicit agreement not to fight again.
implosion
collapse burning inward
The twin towers imploded after the steel began to fail.
importune
beg urgently, solicit
I was forced to importune for his assistance.
imprecation
an invocation of evil, a curse
The witches in Macbeth put an imprecation on him.
inpromptu
without preparation
He made an impromptu speech to his graduating class.
impudent
rash, immodest
The student was kept late for impudent behavior.
impugned
challenged, to be doubted
A politician attempts to impugn a political opponent's record to gain more votes.
impute
to attribute or ascribe
The children imputed magical powers to the old woman.
inadvertent
not paying proper attention
He made an inadvertent gesture that freaked out everyone around him.
inane
silly, senseless
The class clown would always pose inane questions to the teacher.
incense
to make angry, enrage
I didn't mean to incense my mom with the comment.
incessant
often, repeated, continual
The incessant beeping of the AC makes it difficult for me to sleep.
inchoate
elementary, rudimentary
My thesis is currently an inchoate mass of ideas and thoughts.
incipient
beginning
Doctors are improving their skills at detecting incipient tumors.
incise
engrave, make a cut in
The plateau has been deeply incised by various streams.
incite
stir up, rouse
The group of Sunnis in Iraq are attempting to incite a revolt.
inclined
to have a mental tendency or preference
You can take a shower if you are so inclined.
incongruous
out of place, not in harmony or agreement
Nobody ever accepted her incongruous behavior.
incorrigibility
cannot be cured or corrected
The incorrigibility of the problem is very frustrating to me.
incredulous
skeptical, unwilling to believe
He was very incredulous of any advice that he was told.
inculcate
teach persistently and earnestly
Her constant lessons were meant to inculcate virtue in the children.
incumbents
currently holding a position, obligatory
In order to make a change, you have to make an inquiry to the incumbent mayor.
incursion
a raid, sudden attack
The bandits made brief incursions on the village.
indefatigability
not easily exhaustible, tirelessness
My indefatigability has made it difficult for me to sleep lately.
indelible
that cannot be eliminated, forgotten or changed
The war veteran could not forget his indelible memories of battle.
indigence
poverty
The indigence of african countries makes them a difficult place to live.
indigenous
native
These plants are indigenous to california.
indistinct
not clearly marked or defined
There were only indistinct markings on the ancient tablet.
indolence
laziness
The indolence of my roomates is what convinces me that they will not be successful workers.
indomitable
not easily discouraged
I kept an indomitable attitude throughout the course of my studies despite numerous difficulties.
indulge
gratify, give way to, allow oneself
Since i had a bad day, i indulged myself with a chocolate cake.
ineffable
inexpressable
The sight of my new puppy filled me with ineffable joy.
ineluctable
certain, inevitable
The ineluctable result of the divorce was a long custody battle.
inept
without skill
She is inept when it comes to cooking.
inferno
a place that resembles hell
The iron factory was an inferno of molten steel.
infuriate
fill with fury or rage
It would infuriate me whenever she spoke about her ex boyfriend.
infuse
to introduce, instill
The energetic new principal infused new life into the school.
ingenuous
naive, young, free from reserve or retraint
When pulled over by the cop, he made an ingenuous attempt to talk his way out of the ticket.
ingest
take in by swallowing
You must ingest the pills for them to begin working.
inimical
unfavorable or harmful
This hot of a climate is inimical to my health.
inimitable
unmatchable
His precision with a scalpel is inimitable.
innocuous
causing no harm
I try to make only innocuous remarks when i barely know someone.
inscrutable
incapable of being discovered or understood
The code that i derived is inscrutable to any common person.
insensible
unresponsive, unaffected
I had lived in alaska for so long that i am now insensible to the cold.
insinuate
suggest unpleasantly
Are you insinuating that i'm a liar?
insipid
without taste or flavor
This drink from starbucks is so insipid that i can barely taste it.
insouciant
carefree
When you are a child you live an insouciant life.
insularity
narrow-mindedness, isolated
People in Europe have insular attitudes towards foreigners.
insurrection
rising of people, to open resistance to
The Iraq war has lead to an insurrection to Bush's presidency.
interdict
prohibit, forbid
I will interdict my children from smoking pot.
interim
an interval, meantime
What are you going to do interim?
intersperse
place here and there
Please intersperse the rose seeds throughout the garden.
intransigence
stubbornness, unwillingness to compromise
His intransigence makes him difficult to bargain with.
intrepid
fearless, brave, undaunted
The intrepid warrior would lead his troops into battle.
introspection
examining one's own thoughts and feelings
After she dumped him, he decided to introspect himself to sort out his issues.
inundate
to flood, or overwhelm
The company was inundated with letters of protest.
inured
accustomed to, adapted
I had to inure to the los angeles lifestyle.
invective
abusive language, curses
He didn't expect the invective to come from his mother.
inveigh
to attack verbally
His mom was so mad at him that she inveighed him for hours.
inveterate
deep rooted, long established
Many people that live in vegas are inveterate gamblers.
invincible
too strong to be defeated
Kratos is an invincible hero in God of War.
involute
complex
Every plot of the Ocean's 11 movies is very involute.
irascible
irritable, easily angered
She has been really irascible lately since she has been sleeping less.
irate
angry
The stock market crash made me irate.
ire
anger
She became full of ire after seeing her boyfriend kiss another girl.
irksome
tiresome, annoying
The contract was full of irksome restrictions.
irresolute
hesitating, undecided
She was still irresolute about which job offer to accept.
irrevocable
final and unalterable
The decision to marry is an irrevocable one.
itinerate
to travel from place to place
I want to itinerate all over europe.