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1

inveigh

\in-ˈvā\

D. to talk or write strongly (against)

E. always inveighing against the high property taxes that they were forced to pay

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inveigle

\in-ˈvā-gəl\

D. to trick or entice

E. inveigled her way into a promotion

3

inverse

D. opposite

E. A person's wealth is often in inverse proportion to their happiness (= the more money they have, the less happy they are).

4

investiture

\in-ˈves-tə-ˌchu̇r

D. a ceremony at which somebody formally receives an official title or special powers

E. the investiture of the Prince of Wales

5

inveterate

\in-ˈve-t(ə-)rət\

D. of long standing (in- + veter-, vetus old)

E. his inveterate tendency to overlook the obvious

6

invidious

D. offensive

E. The boss made invidious distinctions between employees.

7

inviolable

D. not to be violated; unable to be violated

E. a person with inviolable moral standards

8

invulnerable

D, unable to be injured

9

iota

\ī-ˈō-tä\

D. a tiny amount

E. did not show an iota of interest

10

irascible

\i-ˈra-sə-bəl\

D. quick-tempered

E. an irascible old football coach

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irksome

D. tiresome; annoying

12

irony

D. the amusing or strange aspect of a situation that is very different from what you expect; a situation like this

13

irremediable

\ˌir-i-ˈmē-dē-ə-bəl\

D. incurable or irreparable

E. There was an irremediable split between the two sides of the family.

14

irrevocable

\i-ˈre-və-kə-bəl\

D. unable to be called back or undone

E. She has made an irrevocable decision.

15

iterate

\ˈi-tə-ˌrāt\

D. to repeat

E. no matter how many times I iterate that this so-called prank is a bad idea, no one listens

16

itinerant

D. traveling

17

jaded

D. tired; satiated

18

jargon

D. incoherent speech; a mixed language; the particular language of one group

19

jaundiced

\-dəst\

D. yellow; prejudiced; exhibiting or influenced by envy, distaste, or hostility

E. She has a very jaundiced view of politics and politicians. / took a jaundiced view of his opponent's triumphs on the tennis court

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jeopardy

\ˈje-pər-dē\

D. peril

E. the city's firefighters routinely put their lives in jeopardy by executing daring rescues

21

jettison

D. to throw overboard

22

jetty

D. a wall built out into the water

E. didn't see any passengers waiting for the ferry, so the captain sailed past the jetty

23

jocose

\jō-ˈkōs\

D. humurous

E. the comedian's jocose introductions kept the awards ceremony from becoming a stodgy affair

24

jocular

D. joking!

25

jocund

\ˈjä-kənd\

D. cheerful

E. old friends engaged in jocund teasing

26

journeyman

\'jər-nē-mən\

D. a worker who has learned a trade

27

judicious

D. wise

28

juggernaut

\ˈjä-gər-ˌnät\

D. any extremely strong and irresistible force

E. there was no escaping the juggernaut of hype for the studio's biggest summer blockbuster

29

juncture

D. a point of joining; a critical point in the developments of events

E. At this juncture it looks like they are going to get a divorce.

30

junket

D. a feast or picnic; a pleasure excursion

E. The senator has been criticized for expensive junkets to foreign countries.

31

junta

\ˈhu̇n-tä\

D. men engaged in political intrigue; a group of persons controlling a government especially after a revolutionary seizure of power

32

juxtapose

D. to place side by side

33

ken

D. understanding

E. an idea beyond one's ken.

34

kinetic

\kə-ˈne-tik\

D. pertaining to motion

E. the novel's plot is kinetic and fast-paced, and its effect on the reader is much like that of a surfeit of caffeine

35

kith

\ˈkith\

D. friends

E. kith and kin

36

knavery

\ˈnā-və-rē\

D. deceit; a roguish or mischievous act

E. suspects some knavery going on in the political campaign / the sort of frat-boy knaveries that become the stuff of campus legend

37

knell

\ˈnel\

D. to ring solemnly

E. the church bells knelled to mark the death of the nation's beloved leader

38

knoll

D. a small hill

39

labyrinth

\ˈla-bə-ˌrin(t)th\

D. a maze

E. a labyrinth of social customs and rules

40

lacerate

\ˈla-sə-ˌrāt\

D. to tear or mangle

E. The broken glass lacerated his feet. / The patient's hand was severely lacerated.

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lachrymose

\'lä-crə-ˌmōs\

D. tearful; tending to cause tears

E. the more lachrymose mourners at the funeral required a steady supply of tissues / a drama with a lachrymose hero

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lackadaisical

\ˌla-kə-ˈdā-zi-kəl\

D. spiritless; listless (lack-a-day + -ical)

E. feeling particularly lackadaisical in the summer heat, they lazily tossed a ball back and forth

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laconic

\lə-ˈkä-nik\

D. brief; using few words

E. We would rather have a smiling, shape-shifting Democrat we don't trust than a frowning, laconic Republican we trust more.

44

lacuna

\lə-ˈkü-nä\

D. a gap where sth is missing

E. She found a lacuna in the historical record. / attributes many of the nation's problems to a lacuna of leadership at the top

45

laggard

\ˈla-gərd\

D. one who is slow

E. I hate being stuck behind laggard motorists on the freeway.

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laity

\ˈlā-ə-tē\

D. all the people who are not clergy

E. The laity has played an important role in the history of the church.