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guileless

not deceitful or crafty

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gullible

easily deceived or duped

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habitat

the place in which a person or thing is most likely to be found

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hackneyed

overfamiliar with overuse; trite

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hail

to call out to in order to catch the attention of

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hallmark

a mark indicating quality or excellence

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hamper

to prevent the free movement, action, or progress of

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havoc

widespread destruction; devastation

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herald

to praise

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heyday

the period of greatest popularity

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hinder

to prevent the progress or accomplishment of something; to be a hindrance or obstacle to

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histrionic

excessively dramatic or emotional; affected

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hodgepodge

a mixture of dissimilar ingredients; a jumble

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humanitarianism

concern for human welfare

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humdrum

lacking variety or excitement; dull

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hyperbolic

describing something that is a big exaggeration; enlarged beyond the truth or reasonableness

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hypocrite

a person given to hypocrisy

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iconoclast

one who attacks and seeks to overthrow traditional or popular ideas or instituions

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idealistic

of, relating to, or having the nature of an idealist or idealism

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idiom

an expression of a given language that cannot be understood from the individual meaning of its elements

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idyllic

simple and carefree

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ignominy

shameful or disgrace action

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illiterate

one who is unable to read

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immerse

absorb

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impasse

a deadlock or a stalemate

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impeccable

perfect

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imperceptible

hard to detect

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impermeable

impossible to permeate

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impertinent

not pertinent; irrelevant

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impetuous

impulsive and passionate

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implacable

impossible to placate or appease

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implausible

difficult to believe

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implicit

implied or understood though not directly expressed

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impromptu

prompted by the occasion rather than being planned in advance

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impugn

challenge in argument

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inadequate

insufficient

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inane

empty

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inchoate

in an early stage

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incite

to provoke and urge on

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incongruous

incompatible

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incorrigible

incapable of being corrected

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incredulous

skeptical; disbelieving

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incremental

describing something as increasing in number, size, quantity, or extent

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indebted

beholden

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indecisive

irresolute

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indelible

permanent

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indices

a plural of index

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indigenous

originating and growing or living in an area or environment

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indignation

strong displeasure at something at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base

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indiscernible

imperceptible

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indoctrinate

to imbue with a partisan or idealogical point of view; to teach or instruct

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indolent

habitually lazy

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ineffable

indescribable

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inequity

injustice; unfairness

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inert

unable to move or act

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inevitable

impossible to avoid or prevent

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infestation

to inhabit or overrun in numbers large enough to be harmful

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inflame

to arouse to passionate feeling or action

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ingenuity

marked my inventive skill and imagination

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ingenuous

naïve and trusting

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ingrate

an ungrateful person

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ingratiation

to bring into the favor or good graces of another, especially by deliberate effort

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inhibit

to prevent an occurence

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inimical

adverse

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innocuous

harmless

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innovator

to begin or introduce (something new) for or as if for the first time

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innuendo

an insinuation

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inquisition

an investigation

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insidious

working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner

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insolence

the quality or condition of being insolent

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insouciance

nonchalance

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intemperate

not temperate or moderate

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interloper

a meddler

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intermediary

acting as a mediator

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interweave

to weave together

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intractable

stubborn

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intricate

elaborate

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intuition

immediate cognition

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inundate

to overwhelm

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irascible

easily angered

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irrelevant

unrelated to the matter at hand

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jaded

to become weary or spiritless

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jocular

characterized by joking

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jovial

marked by heart conviviality and good cheer

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jubilant

expressing joy

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judiciousness

prudent

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juxtapose

to place side by side

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laconic

concise

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labaste

censure

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largesse

liberality in bestowing gifts, especially in a lofty or condescending manner

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lassitude

lethargy

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laud

to give praise to; glorify

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leniency

merciful, generous, or indulgent

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levity

not somber

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lexicon

the words or a language and their definitions

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licentious

lacking moral discipline or ignoring legal restraint, especially in sexual conduct

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lionize

to look on or treat (a person) as a celebrity

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lobbying

a group of persons engaged in trying to influence legislators

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longevity

living to an old age

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loquacious/locquacity

very talkative