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illegible
not legible; impossible or hard to read; undecipherable
illiterate
not illiterate; unable to read or write; uneducated
illogical
not logical; not observing the rules of logic; irrational; fallacious
immaculate
not spotted; absolutely clean; stainless
immature
not mature; not fully grown or developed; young; childish
impunity
state of being not punished; freedom from punishment, harm, loss, etc.; immunity
inaccessible
not accessible; unreachable; hard to get to; unapproachable
incessant
not ceasing; continuing without interruption; interminable; ceaseless
inflexible
not flexible; not easily bent; firm; unyielding
ingratitude
state of being not grateful; ungratefulness; lack of gratitude
inhospitable
not hospitable; not showing kindness to guests and strangers; unfriendly
insoluble
1. not soluble; incapable of being solved; unsolvable; irresolvable
2. not capable of being dissolved
irreconcilable
not reconcilable; not able to be brought into friendly accord or compromise; incompatible
irrelevant
not relevant; inapplicable; off the topic; extraneous
irrevocable
not revocable; incapable of being recalled or revoked; unalterable; irreversible
benediction
blessing; good wishes; approbation
malediction
curse
benefactor
person who gives kindly aid, money, or a similar benefit
malefactor
offender; evildoer; criminal
beneficial
productive of good; helpful; advantageous
beneficiary
person receiving some good, advantage, or benefit
benevolent
disposed to promote the welfare of others; kind; charitable
malevolent
showing ill will; spiteful; malicious; vicious
maladjusted
badly adjusted; out of harmony with one's environment
malice
ill will; intention or desire to harm another; enmity; malevolence
malnutrition
bad or faulty nutrition; poor nourishment
maltreat
treat badly or roughly; mistreat; abuse
decadent
deteriorating; growing worse; declining
deciduous
having leaves that fall down at the end of the growing season; shedding leaves
demented
out of one's mind; mad; insane; deranged
demolish
pull or tear down; destroy; raze; wreck
demote
move down in grade or rank; degrade; downgrade
dependent
unable to exist without the support of another
depreciate
1. go down in price or value
2. speak slightingly of; belittle; disparage
despise
look down on; scorn; feel contempt for; abhor; disdain
deviate
turn aside, or down; stray; wander; digress
devour
eat greedily; eat like an animal
discontent
dissatisfied; disgruntled
discredit
disbelieve; refuse to trust
discrepancy
disagreement; difference; inconsistency; variation
disintegrate
break into bits; crumble; decay
dispassionate
calm; composed; impartial
disrepair
opposite of good condition or repair; bad condition
dissent
feel differently; differ in opinion; disagree
dissident
not agreeing; dissenting; nonconformist
distract
draw away, or divert the attention of; confuse; bewilder
secede
withdraw from an organization or federation
secession
with drawl from an organization or federation
seclude
keep apart from others; place in solitude; isolate; sequester
secure
1. apart, or free, from care, fear, or worry; confident; assured
2. safe against loss, attack, or danger
sedition
going apart from, or against, an established government; action, speech, or writing to overthrow the government; insurrection; treason
segregate
separate from the main body; isolate
circumference
distance around the circle or rounded body; perimeter
circumlocution
roundabout way of speaking; use of excessive numbers of words to express an idea; verbiage; tautology
circumnavigate
sail around
circumscribe
1. draw a line around
2. limit; restrict
circumspect
looking around and paying attention to all possible consequences before acting; cautious; prudent
circumvent
go around; get the better of; frustrate; skirt; bypass
coalesce
grow together; unite into one; join; combine
coherent
sticking together; logically connected; consistent; logical
collaborate
work together with another or others, esp. as a coauthor
collision
secret agreement for a fraudulent purpose; conspiracy; plot
concord
state of being together in heart or mind; agreement; harmony
congenital
existing at birth; inborn; innate
convene
come together in a body; meet; assemble
correspond
agree; be in harmony; match; tally
obliterate
erase; blot out; destroy; remove all traces of
obsess
trouble the mind of; haunt; preoccupy
obstacle
something standing in the way; hindrance; obstruction; impediment
obstruct
be in the way of; hinder; impede; block
obviate
meet and dispose of; make unnecessary; forestall; avert
perennial
continuing through the years; enduring; unceasing
perennial (n.)
plant that lives through the years
perforate
make a hole or holes through; pierce; puncture
permeate
pass through; penetrate; spread through; pervade
perplex
confuse throughly; puzzle; bewilder
persist
1. continue in spite of opposition; refuse to stop; persevere
2. continue to exist; last; endure
pertinent
connected with the matter under consideration; to the point; related; relevant
perturb
disturb thoroughly or considerably; make uneasy; agitate; upset
precede
go before; come before
preclude
put a barrier before; impede; prevent; make impossible
precocious
showing mature characteristics at an early age
preconceive
form an opinion of beforehand, without adequate evidence
prefabricated
constructed beforehand
preface
foreword; preliminary remarks; author's introduction to a book
premature
before the proper or usual time; early; untimely
premeditate
consider beforehand
presume
take for granted without proof; assume; suppose
preview
view of something before it is shown to the public
procrastinate
put things off from day to day; delay; dawdle
proficient
well advanced in any subject or occupation; skilled; adept; expert
profuse
pouring forth freely; exceedingly generous; extravagant; lavish
project
throw or cast forward
prominent
standing out; notable; important; conspicuous
propel
impel forward; drive onward; force ahead; push; thrust
proponent
person who puts forth a proposal or argues in favor of something; advocate; supporter
prospect
thing looked forward to; expectation; vision
prospects
chances
protract
draw out; lengthen; extend; prolong
protrude
thrust forth; stick out; bulge; jut
provoke
1. call forth; bring on; cause
2. make angry; annoy incense; irritate