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forswear
renounce disallow repudiate
foster
nurture care for
fracas
noisy quarrel
fragile
easily injured broken or destroyed
fragrant
sweet-smelling
frantic
wildly excited with joy pain anxiety
frenetic
frantic frenzied
fret
worry irritation wear away
fringe
edge ornamental border part of hair over the forehead
froward
intractable not willing to yield or comply stubborn
frugal
careful economical
fulmination
bitter protest
fulsome
disgusting offensive due to excessiveness
gainsay
to deny to oppose
garble
make unfair selection from facts
garment
article of clothing
garner
to gather and save to store up
garrulity
talkativeness
garrulous
too talkative
gaucherie
socially awkward tactless behavior
germane
relevant pertinent to
gist
the point general sense
glean
gather facts in small quantities
glib
ready and smooth but not sincere
glimmer
weak/unsteady light
gloat
over look at with selfish delight
glut
supply to much fill to excess
gnaw
waste away bite steadily
goad
smth urging a person to action
gorge
eat greedily/narrow opening with a stream
gossamer
soft light delicate material
gouge
tool for cutting grooves in wood
grandiloquent
using pompous words
grave
serious requiring consideration
graze
touch or scrape lightly in passing
gregarious
living in societies liking the company
grievous
causing grief or pain serious dire grave
grovel
crawl humble oneself
guile
deceit cunning
gullible
easily gulled
gush
burst out suddenly/talk ardently
gust
outburst of feeling sudden rain wind fire etc.
hack
cut roughly hired horse
halcyon
calm and peaceful
hallow
to make holy consecrate
harangue
a long passionate speech
harbinger
smth or smb that foretells the coming of
harrow
to distress create stress or torment
haughty
arrogant conceited
heed
attention/give notice to
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