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inarticulate

D. unable to speak understandably or at all

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incantation

\ˌin-ˌkān-ˈtā-shən\

D. a chant supposed to work magic

E. hovering over the sick child, the witch doctor muttered mysterious incantations

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incapacitate

D. to make somebody/something unable to live or work normally

E. He was incapacitated by old age and sickness.

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incarcerate

\in-ˈkär-sə-ˌrāt\

D. to imprison

E. the state incarcerated over 1900 people last year

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incendiary

\in-ˈsen-dē-ˌer-ē\

D. pertaining to destruction by fire

E. recklessly made incendiary remarks during a period of heightened racial tensions

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inception

D. beginning

E. We'll assist you at every stage from inception to completion.

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incessant

\(ˌ)in-ˈse-sənt\

D. never-ending

E. the incessant noise from an outside repair crew was a real distraction during the test

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inchoate

\in-ˈkō-ət\

D. just begun; incipient

E. inchoate feelings of affection for a man whom she had, up till now, thought of as only a friend

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incipient

D. in the first stage of existence

E. The project is still in its incipient stages. / I have an incipient dislike and distrust of that guy, and I only met him this morning.

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inclement

\(ˌ)in-ˈkle-mənt\

D. stormy; harsh

E. The game was postponed due to inclement weather.

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incognito

\ˌin-ˌkäg-ˈnē-(ˌ)tō\

D. disguised (cognitus-to know, ex: cognition=the activities of thinking, understanding, learning, and remembering)

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incongruous

\(ˌ)in-ˈkäŋ-grə-wəs\

D. incompatible; inappropriate (congruous=come together, agree)

E. incongruous manners

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incontrovertible

D. undeniable

E. incontrovertible facts that left the jury with no choice but to convict

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incorrigible

\(ˌ)in-ˈkȯr-ə-jə-bəl\

D. unreformable

E. an incorrigible habit of playing practical jokes

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increment

D. increase; the amount of increase

E. They increased the dosage of the drug in small increments over a period of several weeks.

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incriminate

\in-ˈkri-mə-ˌnāt\

D. to accuse of a crime; to involve in a crime

E. Material found at the crime scene incriminates the defendant.

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incubus

\ˈiŋ-kyə-bəs\

D. a nightmare; an oppressive burdon

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inculcate

\in-ˈkəl-ˌkāt

D. to instill, to teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions

E. dedicated teachers inculcating young minds with a love of learning

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indefatigable

\ˌin-di-ˈfa-ti-gə-bəl\

D. untiring

E. a person of indefatigable patience

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indict

D. to charge formally with

E. the grand jury could indict the mayor for fraud and embezzlement

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indigenous

\in-ˈdi-ji-nəs\

D. growing or living in a particular area

E. Viking invaders quickly subdued the indigenous population, known as the Picts.

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inculpate

\in-ˈkəl-ˌpāt\

D. to incriminate

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indomitable

D. hard to discourage or defeat

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indubitable

\(ˌ)in-ˈdü-bə-tə-bəl\

D. unquestionable

E. the indubitable fact that there are no more woolly mammoths or saber-toothed tigers around

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incisive

D. keen; sharp

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indurate

\ˈin-də-rət\

D. hardened

E. an indurate heart that admits no love or mercy

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ineffable

D. inexpressible

E. an ineffable beauty descends upon the canyon as the sun begins to set

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ineluctable

\ˌi-ni-ˈläk-tə-bəl\

D. unavoidable

E. the ineluctable approach of winter had many worried about the cost of heating their homes

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indemnify

\in-ˈdem-nə-ˌfī\

D. to secure against hurt; to make compensation for incurred hurt (in- + damnum damage)

E. the company generously indemnifies workers who are injured on the job

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inept

\i-ˈnept\

D. unfit; clumsy

E. He was completely inept at sports.

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inert

D. powerless to move; slow

E. How does he propose to stimulate the inert economy and create jobs?

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indolent

\ˈin-də-lənt\

D. lazy; idle

E. an indolent boy who had to be forced to help out with the chores

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incursion

D. a sudden invasion or attack : an act of entering a place or area that is controlled by an enemy

E. an incursion into enemy airspace

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indite

\in-ˈdīt\

D. to compose and write

E. indite a poem / message

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inexorable

D. that cannot be stopped or changed

E. the inexorable rise of crime

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infallible

D. incapable of error

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infamous

D. notorious

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inference

D. sth that is drawn as a conclusion

E. The program uses records of past purchases to make inferences about what customers will buy in the future.

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inconsequential

D. unimportant

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incisive

D. keen; sharp

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infernal

D. pertaining to hell; diabolical

E. Stop that infernal noise!

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infidel

\ˈin-fə-dəl\

D. one who doesn't believe in a particular doctrine or religion

E. a holy war against the infidels

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infinite

D. limitless: vast

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infirmity

D. weakness

E. In recent years she has had to reduce her schedule because of age and infirmity. / one of the besetting infirmities of living creatures is egotism

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influx

D. a flowing

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infringe

D. to violate

E. They claim that his use of the name infringes their copyright.