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immutable
unchangeable, invariable
iconoclast
one who attacks traditional beliefs
idealism
pursuit of noble goals
idiosyncrasy
peculiarity of temperament, eccentricity
ignoble
dishonorable, not noble in character
ignominious
disgraceful and dishonorable
ilk
type or kind
illicit
illegal, improper
illimitable
limitless
illusory
unreal, deceptive
illustrious
famous, renowned
imbue
to infuse; dye, wet, moisten
immaculate
spotless; free from error
immaterial
extraneous, inconsequential, nonessential; not consisting of matter
immense
enormous, huge
immerse
to bathe, dip; to engross, preoccupy
immobile
not moveable; still
immune
exempt; protected from harm or disease; unresponsive to
immunological
relating to immune system
impair
to damage, injure
impasse
blocked path, dilemma with no solution
impassioned
with passion
impassive
showing no emotion
impeach
to charge with misdeeds in public office; accuse
impeccable
flawless, without fault
impecunious
poor, having no money
impediment
barrier, obstacle; speech disorder
imperative
essential; mandatory
imperious
arrogantly self-assured, domineering, overbearing
impertinent
rude
imperturbable
not capable of being disturbed
impervious
impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
impetuous
quick to act without thinking
impious
not devout in religion
implacable
inflexible, incapable of being pleased
implant (v)
to set securely or deeply; to instill
implausible
improbably, inconceivable
implicate
to involve in a crime, incriminate
implicit
implied, not directly expressed
importune
to ask repeatedly, beg
impose
to inflict, force upon
imposing
dignified, grand
impotent
powerless, ineffective, lacking strength
impound
to seize and confine
impoverish
to make poor or bankrupt
imprecation
curse
impregnable
totally safe from attack, able to resist defeat
impressionable
easily influenced or affected
impromptu
spontaneous, without rehearsal
improvident
without planning or foresight, negligent
impudent
arrogant, audacious
incredulous
skeptical, doubtful
incorrigible
incapable of being corrected
inculcate
to teach, impress in the mind
inculpate
to blame, charge with a crime
incumbent
holding a specified office, often political
incursion
sudden invasion
indefatigable
never tired
indefensible
inexcusable, unforgivable
indelible
permanent, not erasable
indicative
showing or pointing out, suggestive of
indict
to accuse formally, charge with a crime
indigenous
native, occurring naturally in an area
indigent
very poor
indignant
angry, incensed, offended
indolent
habitually lazy, idle
indomitable
fearless, unconquerable
indubitable
unquestionable
induce
to persuade; bring about
induct
to place ceremoniously in office
indulge
to give in to a craving or desire
industry
business or trade; diligence, energy
inebriated
drunk, intoxicated
inept
clumsy, awkward
inert
unable to move, tending to inactivity
inestimable
too great to be estimated
inevitable
certain, unavoidable
impugn
to call into questioin, attack verbally
impulse
sudden tendency, inclination
impulsive
spontaneous, unpredictable
inadvertently
unintentionally
inane
foolish, silly, lacking significance
inaugurate
to begin or start officially; to induct into office
incandescent
shining brightly
incarcerate
to put into jail; to confine
incarceration
imprisonment
incarnadine
blood-red in color
incarnate
having bodily form
incendiary
combustible, flammable, burning easily
incense (v)
to infuriate, enrage
inception
beginning
incessant
continuous, never ceasing
inchoate
imperfectly formed or formulated
incipient
beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage
incisive
perceptive, penetrating
inclination
tendency towards
inclusive
comprehensive, all-encompassing
incognito
in disguise, concealing one's identity
inconceivable
impossible, unthinkable
inconsequential
unimportant, trivial
incontrovertible
unquestionable, beyond dispute
inexorable
inflexible, unyielding
inextricable
incapable of being disentangled
infallible
incapable of making a mistake
infamy
reputation for bad deeds
infantile
childish, immature
infatuated
strongly or foolishly attached to, inspired with foolish passion, overly in love
infer
to conclude, deduce
infiltrate
to pass secretly into enemy territory
infinitesimal
extremely tiny
infirmity
disease, ailment
infringe
to encroach, trespass; to transgress, violate
infuriate
to anger, provoke, outrage
infuriating
provoking anger or outrage
ingenious
original, clever, inventive
ingenuous
straightforward, open; naive and unsophisticated
ingrate
ungrateful person
ingratiate
to bring oneself purposely into another's good graces
ingress
entrance
inhibit
to hold back, prevent, restrain
inimical
hostile, unfriendly
iniquity
sin, evil act
initiate
to begin, introduce; to enlist, induct
inject
to force into; to introduce into conversation
injunction
command, order
inkling
hint; vague idea
innate
natural, inborn
innateness
state of being natural or inborn
innocuous
harmless; inoffensive
innovate
to invent, modernize, revolutionize
innuendo
indirect and subtle criticism, insinuation
innumerable
too many to be counted
inoffensive
harmless, innocent
inoperable
not operable; incurable by surgery
inquest
investigation; court or legal proceeding
insatiable
never satisfied
inscrutable
impossible to understand fully
insentient
unfeeling, unconscious
insidious
sly, treacherous, devious
insinuate
to suggest, say indirectly, imply
insipid
bland, lacking flavor; lacking excitement
insolent
insulting and arrogant
insoluble
not able to be solved or explained
insolvent
bankrupt,unable to pay one's debts
instigate
to incite, urge, agitate
insubstantial
modest, insignificant
insular
isolated, detached
insuperable
insurmountable, unconquerable
insurgent (adj)
rebellious,insubordinate
insurrection
rebellion
integral
central, indispensable
integrity
decency, honesty; wholeness
intemperate
not moderate
inter
to bury
interdict
to forbid, prohibit
interject
to interpose, insert
interlocutor
someone taking part in a dialogue
interloper
trespasser; meddler in others' affairs
interminable
endless
intermittent
starting and stopping
internecine
deadly to both sides
interpolate
to insert; change by adding new words or material
interpose
to insert; to intervene
interregnum
interval between reigns
interrogate
to question formally
intersect
to divide by passing through or across
intersperse
to distribute among, mix with
intimation
clue, suggestion
intractable
not easily managed
intramural
within an institution, such as a school
intransigent
uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
intrepid
fearless
intrinsic
inherent, internal
introspective
contemplating one's own thoughts and feelings
introvert
someone given to self-analysis
intrusion
trespass, invasion of another's privacy
intuitive
instinctive, untaught
inundate
to cover with water; overwhelm
inure
to harden; accustom; become used to
invalidate
to negate or nullify
invective
verbal abuse
investiture
ceremony conferring authority
inveterate
confirmed, long-standing, deeply rooted
invidious
envious; obnoxious
invincible
invulnerable, unbeatable
inviolable
safe from violation or assault
invoke
to call upon, request help
iota
very tiny amount
irascible
easily angered
iridescent
showing many colors
irresolvable
unable to be resolved; not analyzable
irreverent
disrespectful, gently or humorously mocking
irrevocable
conclusive, irreversible
itinerant
wandering from place to place, unsettled
itinerary
route of a traveler's journey