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a stature
iconoclast
one who breaks with tradition
idealist
one with very high principles
idiomatic
language peculiar to a group
idiosyncrasy
a peculiar trait
idyllic
charmingly simple or poetic
igneous
pertaining to fire
ignoble
dishonorable
idolatry
worship of idols
ignominious
shameful; disgraceful
ilk
type; sort; kind
illicit
unlawful; illegal
illiterate
uneducated
illumine
to brighten; to inspire
illusory
misleading impression
illustrious
distinguished; bright
imbibe
to drink; to absob
imbroglio
a difficult or confusing situation
imbue
to fill completely
immaculate
spotless; pure
imminent
likely to happen; threatening
immolate
to kill someone as a sacrificial victim; usually by fire
immortal
no subject to death
immunity
freedom from disease; protected
immutable
unchangeable
impair
to weaken; to cause to become worse
impale
to pierce wih a sharp stake through the body
impalpable
vague; not understandable
impartial
without prejudice; neutral
impasse
a dead-end; a problem without a solution
impeach
to accuse
impeccable
perfect
impecunious
without money
impede
to block
impediment
an obstruction
impel
push into action
impending
likely to happen soon
imperative
very necessary
imperious
domineering
impermeable
not permitting passage
impertinent
rude
imperturbable
calm
impervious
not capable of being afected
impetuous
impulsive
impetus
a stimulus
impinge
to collide
implacable
inflexible
implausible
unbelievable
implement
a tool; to carry off
implication
an indirect suggestion
implicit
suggested, but not plainly stated
import
significance; to bring in from a foreign country
importune
to beg
impotent
powerless
imprecation
a curse
impregnable
unconquerable
impromptu
without planning
impropriety
pertaining to something that is not proper or suitable
improvident
wasteful
impudent
disrespectful
impugn
to attack a person verbally
impunity
freedom from punishment
impute
to accuse a person
inadvertent
unintentional
inalienable
not able to be given to another
inane
meaningless
inanimate
lifeless; dull; dead
inarticulate
unclear speech
incandescent
very bright
incapacitated
disabled
incarcerate
to imprison
incarnadine
blood-red; flesh-colored
incarnate
in human form
incendiary
causing fire or trouble
incense
to anger
inception
start
incessant
continuous; never ending
inchoate
just beginning
incipient
beginning to appear
incisive
sharp or keep perception
incite
to stir up
inclement
(usually refer to weather) harsh; unfavorable; severe
inclined
favorable to one direction
incognito
disguised
incoherent
rambling; not logically connected
incongrous
not appropriate; out of place
inconsequential
unimportant
incontrovertible
undeniable
incorrigible
bad beyond correction
increment
an increase
inception
start
incessant
continuous; never ending
inchoate
just beginning
incipient
beginning to appear
incisive
sharp or keep perception
incite
to stir up
inclement
(usually refer to weather) harsh; unfavorable; severe
inclined
favorable to one direction
incognito
disguised
incoherent
rambling; not logically connected
incongrous
not appropriate; out of place
inconsequential
unimportant
incontrovertible
undeniable
incorrigible
bad beyond correction
increment
an increase
incriminate
to connect to a crime
incubus
nightmare
inculcate
to influence somone to accep an idea
incumbent
resting or lying; one who holds a political office
incur
to bring upon oneself
incursion
a raid
indefatigable
untiring
indelible
incapable of being erased
indemnify
to repay for a loss
indicative
signifying; implying
indict
to charge with a crime; to accuse of a wrongdoing
indifferent
neutral; lacking preference
indigenous
native to a particlar area; inborn
indigent
extremely poor
indignant
angry as a result of unjust treatment
indisciminate
at random
indoctrinate
to teach someone a set of beliefs
indolence
laziness
indomitable
unconquerable
indubitable
unquestionable
indulgence
gentle treatment; pampering
inebriated
drunk
ineffable
unspeakable
ineluctable
inevitable
inept
unfil
inert
not moving
inevitable
unavoidable; will happen
inexorable
unyielding
infallible
without mistakes
infamy
shocking or brutal
infamous
notorious; scandalous
infantile
immature
infer
to drive by reasoning; imply
infernal
fiendish
infidel
unbeliever
infinitesimal
very small
infirmity
weakness; feebleness
influx
a flowing in
infraction
the breaking of a law
infringe
to violate
ingenious
clever
ingenuous
simple; innocent
ingrate
ungrateful person
ingratiate
to work one's way into another's favor
inherent
inborn
inhibition
reserved
inimical
unfriendly
inimitable
not able to be imitated or unequaled
iniquity
wickedness
injuction
an order
inkling
a hint
illuminate
to make clear; light up
innate
inborn
innocuous
harmless
innovate
to be creative; begin anew
innuendo
indirect remark
inordinate
excessive
insatiable
unable to be satisfied
inscrutable
mysterious
insidious
treacherous
insightful
having a penetrating understanding of things; mentally alert and sharp
insinuate
to hint; to sugest
insipid
tasteless; bland; boring
insolent
boldly disrespectful
insolvent
bankrupt; unable to pay creditors
insouciant
carefree
instigate
to stir up (trouble)
insular
detached or isolated
insuperable
unconquerable
insurgence
rebellion
insurrection
uprising
intact
left whole
intangible
vague or untouchable; abstract
integral
essential
integrate
unify; to bring together
integrity
honesty
inter
to bury
interdict
to prohibit; to block
interim
a period of time between acts
interlocutor
one who takes part in a conversation
interloper
an intruder
interlude
a period of time between two events
interminable
endless
intermittent
periodic
interpose
to place between
interregnum
period during which a nation is without a permanent leader; pause
intimate
private; to imply
intimidate
threaten
intolerant
bigoted
intractable
hard to manage
intransigent
stubborn
intrepid
courageous
intrinsic
essential
introspective
looking into oneself
intuitive
insightful
inundate
to fill to overflowing
inured
accustomd to
invalidate
make null and void
invariably
constantly; without changing
invective
strong verbal abuse
inveigh
a bitter verbal attack
inveigle
trick or deceive
inveterate
firmly established; deep-rooted
invidious
causing resentment; offensive
invigorate
to fill with energy
invoke
to call upon
iota
a small amount
irascible
easily angered
ire
anger; wrath
iridescent
a wide range of colors
irksome
annoying
ironic
unexpected
irrational
unreasonable; unpredictable
irreconcilable
unable to agree
irredeemable
hopeless
irremediable
unable to be changed or cured
irrepressible
unable to be restrained
irresolute
doubtful
irreverent
disrespectful
irrevocable
unchangeable
itinerant
moving from place to place