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ignoble
dishonorable, not noble in character
illustrious
famous, renowned
imbue
to infuse; dye, wet, moisten
immense
enormous, huge
impasse
blocked path, dilemma with no solution
impeach
to charge with misdeeds in public office; accuse
imperative
essential; mandatory
implant
to set securely or deeply; to instill
implicate
to involve in a crime, incriminate
implicit
implied, not directly expressed, understood but not stated
importune
to ask repeatedly, beg
impound
to seize and confine
imprecation
curse
impregnable
totally safe from attack, able to resist, defeat
improvident
without planning or foresight, negligent
inadvertently
unintentionally
incarcerate
to put in jail; to confine
inception
beginning
incipient
beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage
inconceivable
impossible, unthinkable
inculcate
to teach, impress in the mind
inculpate
to blame, charge with a crime
incumbent
holding a specified office, often political
indelible
permanent, not erasable
indignant
angry, incensed, offended
inebriated
drunk, intoxicated
inevitable
certain, unavoidable
infallible
incapable of making a mistake
infringe
to encroach, trespass; to transgress, violate
ingenuous
straightforward, open, candid; naive and unsophisticated
ingress
entrance
injunction
command, order
inkling
hint; vague idea
innuendo
indirect and subtle criticism, insinuation
innumerable
too many to be counted
inoperable
not operable; incurable by surgery
inquest
investigation; court or legal proceeding
inscrutable
impossible to understand fully
insidious
sly, treacherous, devious; appealing but imperceptibly harmful, seductive
insolent
insulting and arrogant
interdict
to forbid, prohibit
interlocutor
someone taking part in a dialogue
interloper
trespasser; meddler in others' affairs
internecine
deadly to both sides
interrogate
to question formally
introvert
someone given to self-analysis
inure
to harden; accustom; become used to
invective
verbal abuse
invincible
invulnerable, unbeatable
invoke
to call upon, request help
iota
very tiny amount
iridescent
showing many colors
irrevocable
conclusive, irreversible
itinerant
wandering from place to place, unsettled
itinerary
route of a traveler's journey
iconoclast
one who attacks cherished traditions or common beliefs
idiosyncrasy
individual trait, usually odd in nature; eccentricity
ignomity
deep disgrace; sahme or dishonor
illicit
illegal
illuminate
brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten
illusory
deceptive; not real
imbalance
lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion
immaculate
spotless; flawless; absolutely clean
immune
resistant to; free or exempt from
immutable
unchangeable
impair
injure; hurt
impartial
not biased; fair
impassive
without feeling; imperturbable; stoical; not susceptible to suffering
impeccable
faultless
impecunious
wihout money
impede
hinder; block; delay
impel
drive or force onward
imperceptible
unnoticeable; undetectable
imperious
commanding; domineering; haughty
impervious
impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed
impetuous
violent; hasty; rash
implausible
unlikely; unbelievable
implement
put into effect; supply with tools
implication
something hinted at or suggested
impoverished
poor
impromptu
without previous preparation
impudence
impertinence; insolence
inane
silly; senseless
inaugurate
start; initiate; install in office
incense
enrage; infuriate
incentive
spur; motive
incessant
uninterrupted; unceasing
incidental
not essential; minor
incisive
cutting; sharp
incite
arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist
incline
slope; slant
inclined
tending or leaning toward; bent
inclusive
tending to include all
incoherent
unintelligible; muddled; illogical
incongruous
not fitting; adsurd
inconsequential
insignificant; unimportant
incontrovertible
indisputable; not open to question
incorrigible
uncorrectable
indefatigable
tireless; incapable of defeat, failure, decay
indict
charge
indifferent
unmoved; lacking concern
indigenous
native
indigent
poor; destitute
indiscriminate
choosing at random; confused
indolent
lazy
indomitable
unconquerable; unyielding
indubitable
unable to be doubted; unquestionable
induce
persuade; bring about
indulge
humor; treat leniently
industrious
diligent; hard-working
ineffectual
not effective; weak
inept
unsuited; absurd; incompetent
inequity
unfairness
inert
inactive; lacking power to move
inexorable
relentless; unyielding; implacable; incapable of being persuaded or placated
infamous
notoriously bad
infer
deduce; conclude
infiltrate
pass into or through; penetrate an organization sneakily
infinitesimal
exceedingly small; so small as to be almost nonexistent
infraction
violation of a rule or regulation; breach
ingenious
clever; resourceful
ingrate
ungrateful person
inherent
firmly established by nature or habit; intrinsic
inimical
unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental
initiate
begin; originate; receive into a group
injurious
harmful
innate
inborn
innocuous
harmless
innovation
change; introduction of something new
inopportune
untimely; pooerly chosen
insatiable
not easily satisfied; greedy
insightful
discerning; perceptive
insinuate
hint; imply; creep in
insipid
lacking in flavor; dull
insolvent
bankrupt; unable to repay one's debts
instigate
urge; start; provoke
insularity
narrow-mindedness; isolation
insuperable
insurmountable; unbeatable
insurgent
rebellious
intangible
not material; not able to be perceived by touch; vague; elusive
integral
complete; necessary for completeness
integrity
uprightness; wholeness
intermittent
periodic; on and off
intervene
come between
intimidate
frighten
intractable
unruly; stubborn; unyielding
intransigence
refusal of any compromise; stubbornness
intrepid
fearless
intricate
complex; knotty; tangled
intrinsic
essential; inherent; built-in; natural
introspective
looking within oneself
intuition
immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning
inundate
overwhelm; flood; submerge
invert
turn upside down or inside out
irascible
irritable; easily angered
ironic
relating to a contradiction between an event's expected result and its actual outcome; sarcastic
irrational
illogical; lacking reason; insane
irrelevant
not applicable; unrelated
irreproachable
blameless; impeccable
irresolute
uncertain how to act; weak
irreverence
lack of proper respect
ignominious
humiliating, disgracing
impertinent
rude, insolent
impinge
to impact, affect, make an impression
implacable
incapable of being appeased or mitigated
impudent
casually rude, insolent, impertinent
inchoate
unformed or formless, in a beginning stage
ineffable
unspeakable, incapable of being expressed through words
iniquity
wickedness or sin
intransigent
refusing to compromise, often on an extreme opinion
inveterate
stubbornly established by habit; deeply rooted