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introspective

tending to think about oneself; examining one's feelings

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invective

insulting or abusive speech

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inveterate

habitual; firm in habit; deeply rooted

4

invidious

causing envy or resentment; offensively harmful

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inviolate

free from injury; pure

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inviolable

unassailable, incapable of being violated

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iridescent

displaying glowing, changing colors

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irrevocable

irreversible

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itinerant

moving from place to place

10

jaunt

a short pleasure trip

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jingoism

belligerent; extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy; chauvinism; xenophobia

12

jubilation

exultant joy

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junta

a small group ruling a country after a coup d'etat

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kinetic

having to do with motion, lively, active

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laconic

using a few words, esp. to the point of seeming rude

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lament

to mourn

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lampoon

to satirize, to mock, to parody

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languish

to become weak, listless, or depressed

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larceny

theft, robbery (without breaking in or the use of force)

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largess

generous giving of gifts; generosity; philanthropy

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lascivious

lustful; obscene; lwed

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latent

present but not visible or apparent; potential

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layman

a nonprofessional; a person who is not a member of the clergy

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legacy

something handed down from the past; a bequest (inheritance)

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liaison

connection; association; alliance; secret love affair