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ignoble
adj. having low moral standards, not noble in character; mean
illusory
adj. producing illusion, deceptive
imbibe
v. to receive into the mind and take in, absorb
impassive
adj. absent of any external sign of emotion, expressionless
imperious
adj. commanding, domineering; urgent
imperturbable
adj. unshakable calm and steady
implacable
adj. inflexible; not capable of being changed or pacified
importunate
adj. troublesomely urgent; extremely persistent in request or demand
imprecation
n. a curse
impudent
adj. marked by cocky boldness or disregard for others
impugn
v. to call into question; to attack verbally
impute
v. to lay the responsibility or blame for, often injustly
incandescent
adj. shining brightly
incarnadine
adj. red, especially blood red
inchoate
adj. being only partly in existence; imperfectly formed
incipient
adj. beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage
incorrigible
adj. incapable of being corrected or amended; difficult to control or manage
incredulous
adj. unwilling to accept what is true, skeptical
indomitable
adj. incapable of being conquered
ingratiate
v. to gain favor with another by deliberate effort to seek to please somebody so as to gain an advantage
inherent
adj. involving the essential character of something, built-in, inborn
inquest
n. an investigation, an inquiry
insensate
adj. lacking sensibility and understanding, foolish
insolent
adj. insultingly arrogant, overbearing
insular
adj. characteristic of an isolated people, especially having a narrow viewpoint
insuperable
adj. incapable of being surmounted or overcome
inter
v. to bury
interlocutor
n. one who takes part in conversation
internecine
adj. mutually destructive; equally devastating to both sides
interregnum
n. a temporary halting of the usual operations of government and control
intimation
n. a subtle and indirect hint
intractable
adj. not easily managed or manipulated
intransigent
adj. uncompromising, refusing to abandon an extreme position
intrpeid
adj. fearless, resolutely courageous
inundate
v. to cover with a flood; to overwhelm as if with a flood
inveterate
adj. firmly established, especially with respect to a habit or attitude
irascible
adj. easily angered, hot-tempered
ironic
adj. poignantly contrary or incongruous to what was expected
irreverent
adj. disrespectful in a gentle or humorous way
itinerant
adj. wandering from place to place; unsettled