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Heretic
(n) A person who upholds religious doctrines contrary to the established beliefs of his church
Hierarchy
(n) organization by rank, class, or grade
Homogeneous
(adj) similar; uniform in nature
Hyperbole
(n) An exaggerated statement used as a figure of speech for rhetorical effect.
Hypocritical
(adj) Insincere; pretending to be what one is not
Iconoclast
(n) A person who attacks cherished beliefs or established institutions.
Immaterial
(adj) Insignificant; unimportant
Imminent
(adj) About to occur
Hedonist
(N) One who lives solely for pleasure
Immutable
(adj) Never changing
Impartial
(adj) Fair; just; showing no favoritism
Impassive
(adj) Without feeling or emotion; insensible
Imperturbable
(adj) Not easily excited or disturbed
Implausible
(adj) Not having the appearance of truth or reason
Inadvertant
(adj) Not done on purpose; careless
Incipient
(adj) In an early stage
Incisive
(adj) Keen; penetrating
Incongruous
(adj) Inappropriate; out of place
Incontrovertible
(adj) Not able to be disputed or denied
Incorrigible
(adj) Too firmaly fixed to be reformed or changed
Indefatigable
(adj) Tireless
Indigent
(adj) Poverty-stricken
Ingratiate
(v) To make oneself acceptable
Innocuous
(adj) Harmless
Inscrutable
(adj) So mysterious that it cannot be understood
Insipid
(adj) Lacking interest or spirit
Insurgent
(n) One who rises in revolt
Intemperate
(adj) Lacking in self-control
Intractable
(adj) Hard to manage; not easily treated
Irrefutable
(adj) Cannot be disproved
Irrelevant
(adj) Not to the point; not relating to the subject
Jargon
(n) The specialized vocabulary of members of a group
Judicious
(adj) Wise; careful; showing sound judgment, prudent
Kindle
(v) To ignite; to arouse or inspire; to catch fire; to become aroused
Labyrinth
(n) A maze; a complicated, perplexing arrangement or course of affairs
Lackluster
(adj) Lacking brightness; dull; lacking liveliness, vitality or enthusiasm
Laconic
(adj) Brief or terse in speech; using few words
Lampoon
(n) Strong satirical writing, usually attacking or ridiculing someone
Lassitude
(n) State or feeling of being tired and listless; weariness
Latent
(adj) Present but invisible or inactive; lying hidden and undeveloped
Listless
(adj) Indifferent; marked by a lack of energy or enthusiasm
Lucid
(adj) Easily understood; raitonal; clear; clear-minded
Meandering
(adj) Winding back and forth; rambling
Hypothetical
(adj) Supposed; assumed
Laudable
(adj) Worthy of praise
Lethargic
(adj) Drowsy; dull; sluggish; indifferent
Levity
(n) Lightness; lack of seriousness; fickleness
Malicious
(adj) Spiteful; intentionally mischevious or harmful
Marred
(v) Injured; spoiled; damaged; disfigured
Meager
(adj) Thin; lean; of poor quality or small amount
Meticulous
(adj) Very careful about details, fussy
Mitigate
(v) To make or to become milder or less severe; to moderate
Morose
(adj) Gloomy; bad tempered
Nomenclature
(n) System of naming in art and science
Nonchalance
(n) Carelessness; lack of interest or concern
Obliterate
(v) To blot out leaving no traces; to destroy
Obscure
(adj) Not clear or distinct; hidden; remote; not well known
Obsolete
(adj) Out of date
Officious
(adj) meddling; giving unnecessary or unwanted advice or services
Opportunist
(n) One who takes advantage of any opportunity without regard for moral principles