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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

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intractable

unruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child

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intransigence

refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising

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intrepid

fearless

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intrinsic

essential; inherent; built-in

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introspective

looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination

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introvert

one who is introspective or inclined to think more about oneself; ADJ. introverted

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intrude

put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in

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intuition

immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning; ADJ. intuitive; V. intuit: know by intuition

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inundate

flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work

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overwhelm

(of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief

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submerge

place under water; dip; go under water; cover completely (as with water); Ex. submerged in work

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engulf

surround and swallow up

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inured

accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling

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invalidate

weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify

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invalid

one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health

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invective

abuse

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inveigh

denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink

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inveigle

deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly

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inverse

opposite

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invert

turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of

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inveterate

deep-rooted; habitual; CF. grow old

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invidious

designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison

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invincible

unconquerable

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inviolable

secure from corruption, attack, or violation(or profanation); unassailable; Ex. inviolable oath/rights; N. inviolability

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invocation

prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking

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invoke

call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God

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invulnerable

incapable of injury; impossible to damage or injure

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iota

very small quantity

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irascible

irritable; easily angered

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irate

angry; CF. ire: anger; wrath

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iridescent

exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence

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irksome

annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy

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ironic

expressing irony; occurring in an unexpected and contrary manner

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irony

hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning

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irreconcilable

impossible to reconcile; incompatible; not able to be resolved

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irrefutable

indisputable; incontrovertible; undeniable

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irrelevant

not applicable; unrelated

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irremediable

incurable; uncorrectable; impossible to remedy

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irreparable

not able to be corrected or repaired; impossible to repair

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irrepressible

unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back

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irreproachable

beyond reproach; blameless; impeccable; Ex. irreproachable conduct

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irresolute

uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution

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indecisive

marked by indecision; inconclusive; Ex. indecisive battle

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indecision

irresolution; inability to make up one's mind

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irretrievable

impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve

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irreverence

lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent

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irrevocable

unalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke

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isotope

varying from of an element

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isthmus

narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land

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itinerant

wandering; traveling from place to place (to perform work); Ex. itinerant preacher

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itinerary

plan of a trip; record of a trip

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jabber

chatter rapidly or unintelligibly

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jab

poke abruptly with something sharp; punch with short blows

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jaded

tired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite

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jargon

language used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish; nonsensical or incoherent talk

156

jaundiced

yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye

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jaundice

medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias

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jaunt

trip; short journey

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jaunty

cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat

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jeopardize

endanger; imperil; put at risk; N. jeopardy: danger

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jettison

throw overboard (from a ship or plane)

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jibe

agree; be in harmony with; gibe

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jingoist

extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism

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jocose

given to(having a tendency of) joking

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jocular

said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking

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jest

playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully

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jocund

merry

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jollity

gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay

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jostle

shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds

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shove

push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.

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bump

hit or knock against with force; N.

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jovial

good-natured; merry; cheerful

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jubilation

rejoicing; great joy

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judicious

sound on judgment; wise

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juggernaut

irresistible crushing force; overwhelming advancing force that crushes everything in its path

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jug

pitcher; container for holding liquids

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juncture

crisis; point in time; joining point; joint; act of joining

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junket

trip especially one taken for pleasure by an official at public expense

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junta

group of persons joined in political intrigue; cabal; group of military officers ruling a country after seizing power (by force)

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jurisprudence

science of law

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jurisdiction

right and power to apply the law; authority

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juridical

of the law and its administration; CF. judicial: of courts of law; CF. judiciary

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juxtapose

place side by side; CF. next

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kaleidoscope

tube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc. produce interesting symmetrical effects; series of changing events; Ex. kaleidoscope of European history; CF. beautiful

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ken

range of knowledge; Ex. beyond one's ken

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kernel

central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)

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killjoy

grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others

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grouch

bad-tempered complaint; person who keeps complaining; V: complain; grumble

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spoilsport

one who spoils the pleasure of others

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kindle

start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse

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kindred

related; belonging to the same group; similar in nature or character; Ex. kindred languages; N: relative; kin; kinship

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kinetic

producing motion; of motion

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kismet

fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.

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kleptomaniac

person who has a compulsive desire to steal

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knave

untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery

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knead

mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough

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knell

tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.

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toll

sound (a large bell) slowly at regular intervals; N: sound of a bell; fixed tax or charge

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curfew

regulation requiring all people to leave the streets at stated times; signal (as a bell) announcing the hour of a curfew

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knit

contract into wrinkles; grow together; join together closely; make (a fabric or garment) by interwining yarn or thread; Ex. knit the brow; Ex. The bones should knit together in a few weeks.