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IDIOSYNCRASY
peculiarity of temperament, eccentricity
IGNOMINIOUS
disgraceful and dishonorable
ILK
type or kind
ILLUSORY
unreal, deceptive
IMBUE
to infuse; dye; wet, moisten
IMPECUNIOUS
poor, having no money
IMPERIOUS
arrogantly self-assured, domineering, overbearing
IMPOLITIC
unwise
IMPROMPTU
spontaneous, without rehearsal
IMPUGN
to call into question, attack verbally
INCARNATE
having bodily form
INCENDIARY
combustible, flammable, burning easily
INCULCATE
to teach; impress in the mind
INCULPATE
to blame; charge with a crime
INDEFATIGABLE
never tired
INDIGENT
very poor
INDOLENT
habitually lazy, idle
INDUBITABLE
unquestionable
INERT
unable to move, tending to inactivity
INFALLIBLE
incapable of making a mistake
INGENIOUS
original, clever, inventive
INGRATIATE
to bring oneself purposely into another’s good graces
INGRESS
entrance
INNUENDO
indirect and subtle criticism, insinuation
INSIDIOUS
sly, treacherous, devious
INSUPERABLE
insurmountable, unconquerable
INTERDICT
to forbid, prohibit
INTERLOCUTOR
someone taking part in a dialogue
INTERLOPER
trespasser; meddler in others’ affairs
INTERNECINE
deadly to both sides
INTERPOLATE
to insert; change by adding new words or material
INTERSTICE
a space between things
INTIMATION
clue, suggestion
INTREPID
fearless
INTRINSIC
inherent, internal
INURE
to harden; accustom; become used to
INVETERATE
confirmed, long-standing, deeply rooted
INVIDIOUS
likely to provoke ill will, offensive
ITINERANT
wandering from place to place, unsettled
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