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glower

scowl; glare; look or stare angrily

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scowl

frown angrily; N: angry frown

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glut

overstock; fill beyond capacity (with food); fill to excess; N: oversupply

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glutinous

sticky; viscous; gluey

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glutton

someone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much

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gnarled

twisted

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gnarl

protruding knot on a tree; V.

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gnome

dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards

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goad

urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually

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gorge

narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)

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gorge

stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful

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gory

bloody; N. gore: blood (from a wound)

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shudder

shake uncontrollably; tremble; V.

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gossamer

sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb

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sheer

pure; thin and transparent; very steep

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gouge

tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood

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gouge

overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury

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gourmand

epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink

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gourmet

connoisseur of food and drink; epicure

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graduated

arranged by degrees (of height, difficulty, etc.)

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graduate

arrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler

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granary

storehouse for grain

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grandeur

impressiveness; stateliness; majesty

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stately

formal; ceremonious; grand in style or size; majestic

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grandiloquent

(of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic

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grandiose

affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas

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high-flown

highly pretentious or inflated

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matin\'ee(matinee)

dramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon

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granulate

form into grains or granules; N. granule: grain or particle

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graphic

pertaining to the art of delineating; vividly described

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vivid

(of light or color) bright and distinct; evoking lifelike mental images; Ex. vivid red hair/description

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graphite

black form of carbon used in lead pencils

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grapple

wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar

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grate

make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace

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gratify

please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire

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gratis

free; without charge; ADJ.

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gratuitous

given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment

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gratuity

tip

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gravity

seriousness; ADJ. grave

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gregarious

sociable; (of an animal) tending to form a group

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grievance

cause of complaint; complaint

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grill

question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars

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broil

cook by direct heat; N.

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grim

causing great fear; unrelenting; determined in spite of fear; Ex. grim smile

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grimace

facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.

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grisly

ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies

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groom

man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)

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grotesque

fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)

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hideous

repulsive to the sight; ugly; repugnant; Ex. hideous face/scream

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grotto

small cavern

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grouse

complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird

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grumble

complain; mutter discontentedly; grouch; N.

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mutter

utter (complaining words) indistinctly in low tones

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rumble

make or move with a deep rolling sound (as thunder or stomach)

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grovel

crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate; behave in a servile manner

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grudging

unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)

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gruel

thin liquid porridge

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porridge

soft food made by boiling oatmeal

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oatmeal

crushed oats used for making porridge

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grueling

exhausting; Ex. grueling marathon race

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gruesome

grisly; horrible

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gruff

rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse

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grunt

utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.

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guffaw

boisterous laughter; V.

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guile

deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile

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cunning

clever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit

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guileless

without deceit

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guise

outward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise

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gull

trick; deceive; hoodwink; N: person who is easily tricked; dupe

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gullible

easily deceived

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gustatory

affecting or relating to the sense of taste

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gusto

eager enjoyment; zest; enthusiasm

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gusty

windy

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gust

strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster

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guy

cable or chain attached to something that needs to be braced or steadied; CF. guide

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topple

become unsteady and fall down

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overthrow

topple; N.

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overturn

turn over; capsize; topple

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capsize

(of a boat) turn over

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gyroscope

apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.

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habituate

accustom or familiarize; addict

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hackles

hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise

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growl

low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)

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hackneyed

commonplace; trite

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haggard

wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners

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haggle

argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)

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halcyon

calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days

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hale

healthy

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hail

frozen rain drop; V: salute or greet; precipitate hail

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hallowed

blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy

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hallucination

delusion; false idea; false perception of objects with a compelling sense of their reality; objects so perceived; V. hallucinate; ADJ. hallucinatory

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halting

hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop

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waver

move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing

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hamper

obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:

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hap

chance; luck

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haphazard

random; by chance; happening in an unplanned manner; Ex. haphazard growth of the town

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hapless

unfortunate; luckless

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harangue

long, passionate, and vehement speech; V.

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harass

annoy by repeated attacks

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harbinger

forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)

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harbor

give protection (by giving food and shelter); provide a refuge for; hide; keep in mind (thoughts or feelings); Ex. harbor a grudge/criminal; N: place of shelter; refuge

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habitat

natural home of a plant or animal; CF. habitation

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hardy

(of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather

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harping

tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously

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harrowing

agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth

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harry

harass, annoy, torment (by repeated attacks); raid

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hatch

deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg

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latch

fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch

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notch

V-shaped cut in a surface; V.

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haughtiness

pride; arrogance; ADJ. haughty

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haunt

(of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented

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haven

place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven

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havoc

widespread damage; disorder; chaos

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hazardous

dangerous

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hazard

venture; put in danger; risk; Ex. hazard a guess; N: possible source of danger

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hazy

slightly obscure; misty; unclear; N. haze: light mist or smoke; confused state of mind

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headlong

hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.

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headfirst

moving with the head leading; headlong

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headstrong

willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'

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heckler

person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)

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hedonist

one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure

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heedless

not noticing; disregarding

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heed

pay attention to; N: close attention

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hegemony

dominance especially of one nation over others

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heinous

atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime

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gross

total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens

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helm

steering wheel of a ship; position of control

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herbivorous

grain-eating; CF. herbivore

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heresy

opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic

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hermetic

sealed by fusion so as to be airtight; airtight

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hermetic

concerning alchemy or magic; obscure and mysterious; occult

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sterile

incapable of producing young; free from microorganism; V. sterilize

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hermitage

home of a hermit

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herpetologist

one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians

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heterodox

(of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional

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heterogeneous

dissimilar; mixed; not homogeneous; consisting of dissimilar elements or plants

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hew

cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.

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heyday

time of greatest success or power; prime

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prime

period of ideal or peak condition; earliest or beginning stage; Ex. in the prime of life; Ex. prime of the year(spring); ADJ: first in importance or rank; first; V: make ready; prepare

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primary

first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first

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primal

first in rank or importance; being first in time; original; Ex. man's primal innocence

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primate

group of mammals including humans

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hiatus

gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break

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hibernal

wintry; wintery; of or like winter

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hibernate

sleep throughout the winter; N. hibernation

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hierarchy

arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority

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totem

animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole

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hieroglyphic

picture writing; ADJ.

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hilarity

boisterous mirth(merriment; laughter); ADJ. hilarious: full of laughter

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hindmost

furthest behind; farthest to the rear

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wage

begin and continue (a war)

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hindrance

block; obstacle; V. hinder

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hinterlands

back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland

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hireling

one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician

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hirsute

hairy; having a lot of hair

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histrionic

theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior

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historic

important in history; Ex. historic battle

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historical

connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)

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hoard

stockpile; accumulate for future use; N: supply stored for future use

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hoary

white with age

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hoax

trick which makes someone take action; practical joke; Ex. hoax mail; V.

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holocaust

destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust

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holster

leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)

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homage

honor; tribute; great respect; Ex. pay/do homage to

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homeostasis

tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm

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homespun

domestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy

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spin

rotate swiftly; make (thread) by twisting (cotton, wool, etc.); N.

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homily

sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic

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homogeneous

of the same kind; uniform in composition throughout

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hone

sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool

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hoodwink

deceive; delude

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horde

crowd; swarm

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swarm

large group of insects moving in a mass; crowd of people or animals; V: move in a crowd or mass

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hortatory

encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort

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horticultural

pertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops

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hostility

unfriendliness; hatred; enmity; ADJ. hostile

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hovel

shack; small wretched house

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hut

crude dwelling; shack

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shack

crude cabin

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shed

small roofed structure for storage and shelter; V: pour forth; lose by natural process; repel without allowing penetration; radiate; cast; Ex. shed tears/light/water/skin/leaves

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hover

hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state

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hubbub

confused uproar; loud noise; din

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hubris

arrogance; excessive self-conceit

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hue

color; aspect; Ex. opinions of every hue

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hue_and_cry

outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule

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humane

marked by kindness or consideration; kind and compassionate; humanitarian

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humanitarian

one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism

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humdrum

dull; monotonous

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humid

damp; N. humidity

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humility

humbleness of spirit

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humble

of low rank or position; modest; having a low opinion of oneself and a high opinion of others; unassuming; not proud; V. humiliate: make humble; cause to feel ashamed or to lose the respect of others

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hummock

small hill; hillock

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humus

substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil

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hurtle

crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train

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husband

use sparingly; conserve; save; Ex. husband one's energy; CF. house holder

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husbandry

frugality; thrift; economy; agriculture; farming; Ex. animal husbandry; CF. husbandman

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hybrid

mongrel; mixed breed; V. hybridize

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mongrel

plant or animal (esp. a dog) of mixed breed; ADJ.

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pedigree

line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot

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hydrophobia

fear of water; rabies

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rabies

disease passed on by the bite of an infected animal (causing madness and death)

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hygiene

science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition

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hyperbole

exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola

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hypercritical

excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)

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hypochondriac

person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen

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hypocritical

pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite

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hypothetical

based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis

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ichthyology

study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish

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icon(ikon)

religious image; idol; image or representation

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iconoclastic

attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images

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ideology

system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture

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idiom

expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic

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idiosyncrasy

individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic

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idolatry

worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous

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idyllic

charmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene

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idyll(idyl)

short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers

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igneous

produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite

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ignite

kindle; light; catch fire or set fire to

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ignoble

unworthy; not noble; dishonorable; Ex. ignoble deed

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ignominy

deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat

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illicit

illegal

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illimitable

infinite; limitless

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illuminate

brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks

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illusion

misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion

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illusive

deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive

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illusory

illusive; deceptive; not real

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imbalance

lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion

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disproportion

lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate

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imbecility

weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool

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imbibe

drink in

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imbroglio

complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil

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imbue

saturate(soak thoroughly); fill; Ex. imbue someone with feelings

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immaculate

spotless; flawless; absolutely clean

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tenant

one that pays rent to use property owned by another

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tenancy

possession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant's occupancy

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imminent

impending; near at hand

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immobility

state of being immovable

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immolate

offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)

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immune

resistant to; free or exempt from; N. immunity

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immure

imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall

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immutable

unchangeable

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impair

injure; hurt; damage

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impale

pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear

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impalpable

imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible

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impartial

not biased; fair; N. impartiality

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impart

grant a share of; make known; Ex. news to impart

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impassable

not able to be traveled or crossed

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impasse

predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress

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impassive

without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face

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impeach

charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility

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impeccable

faultless

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credential

evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.

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impecunious

without money

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impede

hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block

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retard

delay (in development); ADJ. retarded: (as of a child) slower in development

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impediment

hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment

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impel

drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action

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impending

nearing; approaching; about to happen

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impenetrable

not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mystery

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impenitent

not repentant

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imperative

absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done

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imperceptible

unnoticeable; impossible to perceive; undetectable

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imperial

like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism

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imperil

put in danger

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imperious

domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor

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impermeable

impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate

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impertinent

insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence

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imperturbable

unshakably calm; placid

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collected

composed; calm; self-possessed

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impervious

impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one's opinions); Ex. impervious to water/criticism

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impetuous

violent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision

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impetus

moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse

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impiety

irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety

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impinge

infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.

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impious

irreverent

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implacable

incapable of being pacified; impossible to appease; Ex. implacable enemy

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implausible

unlikely (to be true); unbelievable; Ex. implausible alibi

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implement

put into effect; enforce; carry out; supply with tools; Ex. implement the plan/suggestion; N: tool or instrument

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implicate

incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime

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implication

something hinted at or suggested; implying; implicating

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implicit

understood but not stated; implied; unquestioning and complete; Ex. implicit trust

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implode

burst inward; CF. vaccum tube

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implore

beg

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imply

suggest a meaning not expressed; signify

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impolitic

not wise; not expedient; not politic

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imponderable

weightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation; CF. pound

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import

significance; importance; meaning

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significant

expressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant

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importunate

urging; always demanding; troublesomely urgent or persistent

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importune

beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)

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imposture

assuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor

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masquerade

wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise

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impotent

weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power

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crave

desire; want intensely

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imprecation

curse; swearword

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impregnable

invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take

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impregnate

make pregnant; fill thoroughly; saturate

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impromptu

without previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment

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impropriety

improperness; unsuitableness

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improvident

thriftless; not providing for the future

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improvise

compose on the spur of the moment

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imprudent

lacking caution; not prudent; injudicious

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impudence

impertinence; insolence

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impugn

dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight

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impuissance

powerlessness; feebleness

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impunity

freedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish

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impute

attribute; ascribe; charge; N. imputation

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inadvertently

unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly

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oversee

watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision

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inalienable

not to be taken away; nontransferable; Ex. inalienable rights

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inane

silly; senseless; Ex. inane remarks; N. inanity

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inanimate

lifeless; not animate

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inarticulate

speechless; producing indistinct speech; not articulate; not expressing oneself clearly

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speechless

unable for the moment to speak (because of strong feeling); Ex. speechless with anger

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inaugurate

begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural

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incandescent

strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle

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incantation

singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant

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chant

tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant

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charm

quality of pleasing; amulet; action or formula thought to have magical power; spell; V: attract; cast a spell on; bewitch

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bewitch

cast a spell over; captivate completely

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recite

repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation

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recital

act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)

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incapacitate

disable; N. incapacity: lack of capacity

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incarcerate

imprison

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incarnate

endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil incarnate; V: give bodily form to; embody

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incarnation

act of assuming a human body and human nature; one who personifies something; personification; Ex. previous incarnation/reincarnation

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personify

represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification

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incendiary

arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb

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incense

enrage; infuriate(make furious); make extremely angry; outrage; N: aromatic substance burned to produce a pleasant odor

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incentive

spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity

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inception

start; beginning

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incessant

uninterrupted; unceasing

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inchoate

(of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass

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incidence

rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality

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incidental

not essential; minor; N: something incidental

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incident

event; event that causes a crisis

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incinerate

burn to ashes

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incipient

beginning; in an early stage

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incisive

(appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into

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incite

arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion

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inclement

stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement

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incline

slope; slant; Ex. steep incline

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inclined

tending or leaning toward; bent; V. incline: slant; dispose; be disposed; tend

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tend

have a tendency; take care of; minister; serve at; apply one's attention; attend

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inclusive

tending to include all; all-inclusive; Ex. inclusive charge

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incognito

with identity concealed; using an assumed name; ADJ.

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incoherent

unintelligible; muddled; unable to express one's thoughts in an orderly manner; illogical; lacking cohesion; not coherent

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incommodious

not spacious; inconvenient

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incompatible

inharmonious; N. incompatibility

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incongruity

lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate

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attire

clothe; N: clothing; array; apparel

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inconsequential

insignificant; unimportant

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inconsistency

state of being self-contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness; ADJ. inconsistent: displaying a lack of consistency; erratic; contradictory; incompatible

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incontinent

lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious

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incontrovertible

indisputable; impossible to dispute; not open to question; unquestionable

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incorporate

introduce something into a larger whole; include; embody; give material form to; ADJ.

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incorporeal

without a material body; insubstantial

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incorrigible

uncorrectable

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incredulity

tendency to disbelief

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incredulous

withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief

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increment

increase

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incriminate

accuse of or implicate in a crime; serve as evidence against; cause to seem or make guilty of a crime; Ex. incriminating evidence

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incrustation

hard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust

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incubate

hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease

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inasmuch_as

since; owing to the fact that

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incubus

burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus

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inculcate

teach (ideas or principles); instill

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incumbent

obligatory; imposed as an obligation; currently holding an office; N: person who holds an office

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incur

bring upon oneself

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incursion

temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey

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indefatigable

tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired

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indelible

not able to be erased

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indemnify

make secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured

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indentation

notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth

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indenture

bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)

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indeterminate

uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite

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indicative

suggestive; implying; serving to indicate

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indices

signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index

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indict

charge; N. indictment

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indifferent

unmoved or unconcerned by; having no interest in; mediocre; neither good nor bad

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indigence

poverty

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indigenous

native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World

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indigent

poor; destitute

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indignation

anger at an injustice; Ex. righteous indignation; ADJ. indignant

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righteous

morally upright; just

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rightful

legally correct; Ex. rightful owner

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indignity

treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.

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indiscriminate

choosing at random; confused; not based on careful distinctions

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indisputable

too certain to be disputed; beyond doubt

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indissoluble

permanent; impossible to dissolve or disintegrate

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indite

write; compose

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indolent

lazy

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indomitable

unconquerable; unyielding

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indubitable

unable to be doubted; which cannot be doubted; unquestionable

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induce

persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement

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inductive

pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general

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induct

place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts

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indulgent

humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence

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indulge

yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence

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humor

indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor

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industrious

diligent; hard-working; N. industry

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inebriated

habitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety

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inebriate

make drunk; intoxicate; N. intoxicated person

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intoxicate

make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win

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ineffable

unutterable; not to be uttered; taboo; that cannot be expressed in speech; indescribable; unspeakable; inexpressible; Ex. ineffable name/joy

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ineffectual

not effective; not having a desired effect; weak

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ineluctable

irresistible; not to be escaped; unavoidable

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inept

unsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent; CF. inapt: (of statements or ideas) inappropriate

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inequity

unfairness; ADJ. inequitable

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inerrancy

infallibility

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inert

inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state

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inevitable

unavoidable

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inexorable

relentless; unyielding; implacable; not capable of being changed by entreaty or efforts; Ex. inexorable price rises

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infallible

unerring; never making mistakes

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infamous

notoriously bad; notorious; well known for being bad; Ex. infamous behavior; N: infamy: infamous act; evil fame or reputation

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infantile

childish; infantlike

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infer

deduce; conclude; N. inference

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infernal

pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction

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infidel

unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)

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infiltrate

pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator

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penetrate

enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand

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infinitesimal

very small

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infirmity

weakness

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inflated

exaggerated; pompous; enlarged (with air or gas)

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influx

flowing into

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infraction

violation (of a rule or regulation); breach

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infringe

violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)

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ingenious

marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity

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resourceful

clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness

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ingenuous

naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid

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ingenue

ing\'enue; young innocent girl

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ingrained

deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice

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ingrate

ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)

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ingratiate

become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss

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inherent

firmly established by nature or habit; intrinsic

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inhibit

restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition

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inhibited

(of a person) unable to express what one really feels

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uninhibited

having no inhibitions; free in behavior and feelings

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inimical

(of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy

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inimitable

matchless; not able to be imitated

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iniquitous

wicked; immoral; unrighteous; N. iniquity; Ex. den of iniquity

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initiate

begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated

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injurious

harmful; causing injury

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inkling

hint; slight indication

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innate

inborn

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innocuous

harmless

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innovation

change; something newly introduced; introduction of something new; V. innovate: begin or introduce (something new); be creative; ADJ. innovative

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innuendo

indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo

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inopportune

untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen

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inordinate

beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands

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inquisitor

questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition

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inquisitive

eager for knowledge; unduly curious

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insalubrious

unwholesome; not healthful; Ex. insalubrious place

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healthful

conducive to good health; Ex. healthful mountain air

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healthy

possessing good health; healthful

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wholesome

conducive to mental or physical health; healthful

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insatiable

not easily satisfied; unquenchable; Ex. insatiable appetite

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inscrutable

difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious

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insensate

without feeling; lacking sense; foolish

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insensible

unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible

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insidious

treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot

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insightful

discerning; perceptive

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insinuate

hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate

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creep

move with body close to the ground; move stealthily or slowly; N.

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artful

exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice

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insipid

lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character

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insolence

impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude

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insolvent

bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency

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insomnia

wakefulness; inability to sleep

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insouciant

without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent

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instigate

start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel

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insubordination

disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate

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insubstantial

lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial

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insularity

narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula

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insuperable

insurmountable; unbeatable; Ex. insuperable difficulties

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odds

chances; probability; disagreement; Ex. The odds are that it will rain. Ex. at odds with

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insurgent

rebellious; N.

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insurmountable

overwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable

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insurrection

rebellion; uprising

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intangible

not able to be perceived by touch; vague

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integral

complete; necessary for completeness; Ex. integral part

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integrate

make whole; combine; make into one unit

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integrity

honesty; uprightness; wholeness; state of being whole and undivided; completeness

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upright

(sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral

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intellect

higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability

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intelligentsia

intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)

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inter

bury; N. interment

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cemetery

place for burying the dead

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interdict

prohibit; forbid; N.

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interim

meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper

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interloper

intruder; one who interferes

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interminable

endless

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intermittent

periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals

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internecine

mutually destructive

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interpolate

insert between

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interregnum

period between two successive reigns or governments

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interrogate

question closely; cross-examine; cross-question

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intervene

come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention

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intimate

hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy

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intimidate

frighten; N. intimidation