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illicit

D. unlawful; prohibited

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illusory

D. unreal; deceptive

E. illusory hopes

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imbibe

\im-ˈbīb\

D. to drink; to absorb

E. imbibe moral principles

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imbroglio

\im-ˈbrōl-(ˌ)yō\

D. A confusing, difficult, and unwanted situation, full of troubles and problems

E. The Soviet Union became anxious to withdraw its soldiers from the Afghan imbroglio.

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imbue

\-ˈbyü\

D. to color; to inspire (with ideas)

E. the spirit that imbues the new constitution / her training at the school for the deaf imbued her with a sense of purpose that she had never known before

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immaculate

\i-ˈma-kyə-lət\

D. spotless

E. She had an immaculate record of service.

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immanent

\'i-mə-nənt\

D. existing within

E. a question as to whether altruism is immanent in all individuals or is instead acquired from without

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imminent

\ˈi-mə-nənt\

D. about to happen

E. was in imminent danger of being run over

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immolate

\ˈi-mə-ˌlāt\

D. to sacrifice


E. a ceremony in which they immolated their cherished possessions so that the gods would send rain

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immutable

D. unchangeable

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impair

D. to make worse; to reduce

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impale

D. to fix on a pointed object

E. impale a marshmallow or two on that stick and let's start toasting

13

impalpable

\im-ˈpal-pə-bəl\

D. that cannot be felt physically; very difficult to understand

E. the rich colors used in the wall coverings and furniture give the room an impalpable warmth

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impasses
\ˈim-ˌpas\

D. a situation with no escape or solution

E. She had reached an impasse in her career.

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impassive

D. not feeling pain; calm

E. she remained impassive as the officers informed her of her son's death

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impeccable

D. faultless

E. She has impeccable taste in music.

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impecunious

\ˌim-pi-ˈkyü-nyēs\

D. poor

E. they were so impecunious that they couldn't afford to give one another even token Christmas gifts

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impede

D. to obstruct or delay

E. He claims that economic growth is being impeded by government regulations.

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impending

D. about to happen

E. for confirmed pessimists some disaster always seems to be impending

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impenitent

D. without regret

E. an impenitent criminal who said he'd do it all over again, given the chance

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imperious

\im-ˈpir-ē-əs\

D. domineering

E. an imperious movie star who thinks she's some sort of goddess

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impermeable

D. unable to penetrate

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impertinent

D. irrelevant; impudent (rude)

E. She asked a few impertinent questions.

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imperturbable

\ˌim-pər-ˈtər-bə-bəl\

D. unable to be disturbed; impassive

E. Although he seems outwardly imperturbable, he can get very angry at times.

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impervious

D. impenetrable; not affected by (sth)

E. the rain forest is impervious to all but the most dedicated explorers / the material for this coat is supposed to be impervious to rain

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impetuous

D. rushing; rash or impulsive

E. an impetuous temperament / wind / young man

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impetus

D. a driving force

E. the reward money should be sufficient impetus for someone to come forward with information about the robbery

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impiety

D. lack of reverence (for god or parents)

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implacable

D. unable to be pacified

E. He has an implacable hatred for his political opponents.

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implicate

D. to involve; to imply

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implicit

D. implied; absolute

E. There is a sense of moral duty implicit in her writings. / I have implicit trust in her honesty.

32

impolitic

D. unwise

33

import

\im-ˈpȯrt\

D. meaning; significance (importance)

E. This is an issue of little import to voters.

34

importune

\ˌim-pər-ˈtün\

D. to urge persistently

E. He stood on the street corner, importuning passersby for help.

35

impotent

D. powerless

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imprecate

\ˈim-pri-ˌkāt\

D. to pray for (evil)

E. with her dying breath the witch imprecated the villagers for their relentless persecution of her

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impregnable

\im-ˈpreg-nə-bəl\

D. unable to be conquered or entered

E. an impregnable fortress that had foiled one invader after another over the centuries

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impresario

\ˌim-prə-ˈsär-ē-ˌō\

D. a manager in the perfoeming art

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impromptu

\im-ˈpräm(p)-(ˌ)tü\

D. offhand (prompt=hint)

E. although five different lines had been written, the best choice turned out to be an impromptu from the tired actor himself

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impropriety

\ˌim-p(r)ə-ˈprī-ə-tē\

D. being improper

E. She was shocked by the impropriety of his behavior.

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improvident

\im-'prä-və-dənt\

D. not foreseeing and providing for the future (provident, having provision)

E. the improvident view that the wearing away of the ozone layer need not concern us / Her improvident habits left her with no retirement savings.

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impugn

\im-ˈpyün\

D. to oppose or challenge

E. There were no real grounds for impugning the decision.

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impunity

\im-ˈpyü-nə-tē\

D. freedom from punish or harm

E. she mistakenly believed that she could insult people with impunity

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impute

D. to charge another (with a negative trait)

E. people often impute his silence to unfriendliness and not to the shyness it really represents

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inadvertant

D. heedless; unintentional

E. an inadvertent encounter with a rattlesnake in the brush

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inane

D. emty; foolish

E. I quickly tired of their inane comments. / The film's plot is inane and full of clichés.