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ingrate
ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)
ingratiate
become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
iniquitous
wicked; immoral; unrighteous; N. iniquity; Ex. den of iniquity
inkling
hint; slight indication
innate
inborn
innocuous
harmless
innuendo
indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
inordinate
beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands
inscrutable
difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
insidious
treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
insinuate
hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
insouciant
without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
insularity
narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
interdict
prohibit; forbid; N.
interloper
intruder; one who interferes
internecine
mutually destructive
interregnum
period between two successive reigns or governments
intransigence
refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
intrepid
fearless
inundate
flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work
inured
accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
invective
abuse
inveigh
denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
inveigle
deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
inveterate
deep-rooted; habitual; CF. grow old
invidious
designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
iota
very small quantity
irascible
irritable; easily angered
irreproachable
beyond reproach; blameless; impeccable; Ex. irreproachable conduct
irresolute
uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
jaded
tired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite
jaundiced
yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
jaunt
trip; short journey
jaunty
cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
jettison
throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
jibe
agree; be in harmony with; gibe
junket
trip especially one taken for pleasure by an official at public expense
jurisprudence
science of law
ken
range of knowledge; Ex. beyond one's ken
kleptomaniac
person who has a compulsive desire to steal
knave
untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery
knead
mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
knell
tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
knoll
little round hill; hillock
labile
likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability
labyrinth
maze
laceration
torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
lachrymose
producing tears; tearful
lackadaisical
lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
laconic
brief and to the point; using few words; terse