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Hive
structure where bees live Each bee hive has one queen bee.
Horrid
something that causes horror; dreadful, horrible, shocking The weather has been just horrid; we've had 3 storms in a week.
Hovel
small, miserable shack; shanty, small In Charles DIckens's novels, poor people often live in terrible, dirty, hovels.
Humid
moist, damp Japanese summers are hot and humid!
Ignite
(literally) to set on fire; (figuratively) to stir emotionally, (light a fire under someone; light, kindle, inflame If you ignite that match, you might burn the whole house down. Through his speaking ability, Obama was able to ignite his supporters.
Illiteracy
inability to ready and write Almost all Japanese can read and write so illiteracy is not a problem like it is in poor countries.
Immaculate
spotless, errorless, faultless Mom tries to keep our house immaculate.
Imminent
about to happen; on the verge of occurring; near, impending, approaching It looked like a trip to the Super Bowl was imminent for the Vikings last year until Bret Favre through an interception.
Immortal
eternal, undying Wouldn't it be great if we could be immortal?
Impasse
road having no exit or a dilemma with no solution, deadlock A rock slide produced an impasse so we could proceed no further on the road. The meeting was at an impasse because neither side was willing to compromise.