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galvanize
to shock; to arouse awareness
gamely
spiritedly, bravely
gauche
lacking social refinement
grandiloquence
pompous talk; fancy but meaningless language
gregarious
outgoing, sociable
grotto
small cave
harange
to give a long speech
hedonist
one who pursues plasure as a goal
hegemony
the domination of one state or group over its allies
heretical
departing from accepted beliefs or standards, oppositional
hiatus
a gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity
histrionics
deliberate display of emotion for effect; exaggerated behavior calculated for effect
hubris
excessive pribe or self-confidence
husband
to manage economicalled; to use sparingly
ignoble
having low moral standards, not noble in character
illusory
producing illusion, deceptive
imbibe
to recieve into the mind and take in
impassive
absent of any external sign of emotion, expressionless
imperious
commanding, domineering; urgent
imperturbable
unshakably calm and steady
implacable
inflexible; not capable of being changed or pacified
importunate
troublesome urgent; extremely persistent in request or demand
imprecation
a curse
impudent
marked by cocky boldness or disregarded for others
impugn
to call into question; to attack verbally
impute
to lay the responsibility or blame for, often unjustly
incandescent
shining brightly
incarnadine
red, expecially blood red
inchoate
being only partly in existent; imperfectly formed
incipent
beginning to exist or appear; in an intial stage
incorrigible
incapable of being corrected or amended; difficult to control or manage
incredulous
unwilling to accept what is true, skeptical
indomitable
incapable of being conquered
ingratiate
to gain favor with another by deliverate effort, to seek to please somebody so as to gain an advantage
inherent
involving the seential character of something, built-in, inborn
inquest
an investigation, an inquiry
insenate
lacking sensibility and understanding, foolish
insolent
insltingly arrogant, overbearing
insular
characteristic of an isolated people, especially having a narrow viewpoing
insuperable
incapable of being surmounted or overcome
inter
to bury
interlocutor
ones who takes part in conversation
internecine
mutually destructive; equally devastating to both sides
interregnum
a temporary halting of the usualy operations of government or control
intimation
a subtle and indirect hint
intractable
not easily managed or manipulated
intransient
uncompromising, refusing to abandon an extreme position
intrepid
fearless, resolutely conrageous
inundate
to cover with a flood; to overwhelm as if with a flood
inveterate
firmly established, especially with respect to a habit or attitude
irascible
easily angered, hot tempered
ironic
poignantly contrary or incongrous to what was expected
irreverent
disrespectful in a gently or humorous way
itinerant
wandering from place to place; unsettled
jettison
to discard, to get rid of as unneseccary or encumbering
jocular
playful, humorous
junta
a small governing body, especially after a revolutionary seizure of power
kismet
destiny, fate
lampoon
to ridicule with satire
largess
generous giving (as in money) to others who may seem inferior
laudable
deserving of praise
lax
not rigid, loose; negligent
levity
an inappropriate lack of seriousness, overly casual
lexicon
a dictionary; a stock of terms pertaining to a particular subject or vocabulary
libertarian
one who advocates indivudual rights and freedoms
libertine
a free thinker, usually used disparaginly; one without moral restraint
licentious
immoral; unrestrained by society
lilliputian
very small
limber
flexible, capable of being shaped
lithe
moving and beding with ease; marked by effotless grace
loquacious
talkative