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guileless

honest. sincere

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guilible

easily deceived

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habitat

place in which a person is most likely to be found

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hackneyed

trite. overfamiliar with overuse

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hail

to call out to in order to catch the attention of

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hallmark

mark indicating quality or excellence

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hamper

to prevent the free movement

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havoc

widespread destruction

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herald

to praise

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heyday

period of greatest popularity, success

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hinder

to prevent the progress or accomplish. to be an obstacle to

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histrionic

excessively dramatic or emotional

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hodgepodge

mixture of dissimilar ingredients

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humanitarianism

concern for human welfare/fortune

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humdrum

lacking variety or excitement. dull

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hyperbolic

having a great exaggeration

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hypocrite

having pretense of having a character that one doesnt actually possess

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iconoclast

one who attacks and seeks to overthrow traditional ideas

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idealistic

optimistic. visionary

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idiom

expression that cant be understood from the individual meaning of its elements

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idyllic

simple and carefree

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ignominy

shameful or disgraceful action

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illiterate

one who is unable to read

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immerse

to engage wholly or deeply

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impasse

situation thats so difficult that no progress can be made

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impeccable

having no flaws. perfect

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imperceptible

hard to detect

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impermeable

impossible to permeate. impassive

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impertinent

irrelevant

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impetuous

passionate

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implacable

impossible to 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 than being planned in advance

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impugn

to attack as false. challenge in argument

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inadequate

insufficient. not adequate to fulfill a requirement

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inane

empty. lacking sense

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inchoate

in an initial or early stage

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incite

to provoke and urge on

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incongruous

lacking in harmony

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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

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indebted

morally, socially, legally obligated to another. beholden

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indecisive

characterized by indecision

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indelible

impossible to remove

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indices

something that serves to guide

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indigenous

originating and growing in an area

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indignation

strong displeasure

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indiscernible

difficult to percept/see. imperceptible

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indoctrinate

to teach with ideological point of view

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indolent

lazy

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ineffable

indescribable

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inequity

unfairness

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inert

sluggish. elthargic

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inevitable

impossible to avoid

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infestation

to inhabit in large numbers

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inflame

to arise to passionate feeling

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ingenuity

marked by inventive skill and imagination

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ingenuous

naïve and trusting

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ingrate

ungrateful person

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ingratiation

to establish oneself into the favor of another

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inhibit

prohibit

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inimical

injurious or harmful

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innocuous

harmless

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innovator

to begin or introduce

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innuendo

insinuation. implication

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inquisition

the act of inquiring. investigation

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insidious

working or spreading harmfully

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insolence

rude

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insouciance

lack of concern

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intemperate

excessive

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interloper

one that interferes with affairs of others

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intermediary

acting as a mediator between persons

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interweave

to weave together

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intractable

stubborn. difficult to manage

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intricate

having many complex elements. elaborate

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intuition

act of knowing without the use of rational process. immediate cognition

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inundate

flood

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irascible

easily angered

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irrelevant

unrelated or the matter at hand

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jaded

to become spiritless

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jocular

characterized by joking

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jovial

marked by good cheer

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jubilant

expressing joy

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judiciousness

having sound judgment. prudent

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juxtapose

to place side by side for comparison

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laconic

using few words

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lamabste

to reprimand or berate harshly.

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largesse

giving gifts

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lassitude

a feeling of diminished energy

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laud

to give praise to. glorify

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leniency

generous

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levity

lightness of manner or speech

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lexicon

words and their definitions

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licentious

lacking moral discipline

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lionize

to treat as a celebrity

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lobbying

a group of people engaged in trying to influence public officials

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longevity

living to an old age

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loquacious

very talkative