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ingeneous

D. clever; original

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ingenuous

D. candid; frank

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ingrate

\ˈin-ˌgrāt\

D. an ungrateful person

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ingratiate

\in-ˈgrā-shē-ˌāt\

D. to win another's favor by efforts

E. ingratiate themselves with the community leaders

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inherent

D. innate; characteristic

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infibit

D. to hold back or repress

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inimical

\i-ˈni-mi-kəl\

D. hostile; in opposition

E. laws designed to enhance national security that some regard as inimical to cherished freedoms

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iniquitous

D. wicked

E. zero tolerance at the academy for cheating and other iniquitous practices

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injunction

D. an official order given by a court which demands that something must or must not be done

E. in the cult there were injunctions for and against everything, as nothing was a matter of personal choice

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innate

D. existing from birth

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innocuous

D. not harmful

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innuendo

\ˌin-yə-ˈwen-(ˌ)dō\

D. an indirect remark or reference

E. The movie relies on sexual innuendo for its humor.

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inordinate

\in-ˈȯr-dən-ət\

D. unregulated; immoderate, exceeding

E. I waited an inordinate amount of time.

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inscrutable

\in-ˈskrü-tə-bəl\

D. obscure; not easily understood

E. He was a quiet, inscrutable man.

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insensate

\(ˌ)in-ˈsen-ˌsāt, -sət\

D. not feeling; inanimate

E. the belief that God is immanent in all things, even insensate objects

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insidious

\in-ˈsi-dē-əs\

D. crafty

E. Most people with this insidious disease have no idea that they are infected.

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insinuate

D. to work gradually into a state

E. years were needed for the agent to insinuate himself into the terrorist organization

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insipid

D. tasteless; dull

E. an apple pie with a mushy, insipid filling that strongly resembled soggy cardboard

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insolent

D. impudent; disrespectful

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insouciant

\in-ˈsü-sē-ənt\

D. carefree; indifferent

E. wandered into the meeting with complete insouciance to the fact that she was late

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instigate

D. to incite

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insular

\ˈin(t)-su̇-lər\

D. like an island; isolated; narrowminded

E. an insular community that is not receptive of new ideas, especially from outsiders

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insuperable

\in-ˈsü-p(ə-)rə-bəl\

D. unable to be overcome

E. insuperable problems have arisen which make it very unlikely that we will ever finish this project

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insurgent

D. a person who rises up against (political) authority

E. the government subjected the insurgents to the most inhuman torture imaginable

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intangible

D. unable to be touched; impalpable

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integrity

D. wholeness

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intelligentsia

\in-ˌte-lə-ˈjen(t)-sēä\

D. intellectuals as a group

E. a presidential candidate who was the darling of the intelligentsia—and very few others

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inter

\in-ˈtər\

D. to bury

E. a burial site where people have been interred for over a thousand years / the soldier was interred with great honors at Arlington National Cemetery

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interdict

D. to prohibit

E. the church's controversial interdict against the use of birth control devices

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interim

\ˈin-tə-rəm\

D. meantime

E. there was a brief interim in the proceedings while everyone got organized

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interjection

D. sth thrown in or interrupted with; an exclamation

E. a chorus of angry interjections greeted the announcement that our flight would be delayed

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intermittent

D. periodic; starting and stopping

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internecine

\ˌin-tər-ˈne-ˌsēn\

D. mutually harmful

e. a political party that has suffered because of bitter internecine rivalries

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interpolate

\in-ˈtər-po-ˌlāt\

D. to insert

E. He smoothly interpolates fragments from other songs into his own.

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interregnum

\ˌin-tə-ˈreg-nəm\

D. a break, as between governments or regimes

E. the democratic regime proved to be a short-lived interregnum between dictatorships

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intestate

\in-ˈtes-ˌtāt\

D. without a legal will to distribute one's property after death

E. He died intestate

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intimate

D. to hint

E. Is he really—as his advisers keep intimating to Western journalists—a serious reformer waiting to emerge from the closet?

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intractable

D. unruly or stubborn

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intransigent

\in-'tran-sə-jənt\

D. refusing to agree or compromise

E. he has remained intransigent, refusing all suggestions for improvement of the process

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intrepid

D. fearless

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intrinsic

D. inherent; of the nature of a thing

E. the intrinsic value of a gem

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introvert

D. a person who looks inside himself more than outside

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intuition

D. immediate understanding based on feelings rather than facts

E. Intuition was telling her that something was very wrong

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inundate

\ˈi-(ˌ)nən-ˌdāt\

D. to flood

E. water from the overflowing bathtub inundated the bathroom floor

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inured

D. habituated (to sth unpleasant)

E. Does violence on television inure children to violence in real life?

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invective

D. a violent verbal attack

E. hurled curses and invective at the driver who heedlessly cut them off in traffic