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Flashcards in ESL Essential Words13 Deck (43):
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Incarcerate

To put in prison

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Incriminate

To show evidence of involvement in a crime

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Incumbent

The holder of an office. Occupant

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Indigent

Poor. Impoverished

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Indolent

Disliking activity. Habitually lazy

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Inept

Lacking in fitness or aptitude. Incompetent

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Innocuous

Harmless

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Insolent

Exhibiting boldness. Impudent. Arrogant

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Intrepid

Fearless. Brave. Bold

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Inundate

To cover with a flood. Overflow. Overwhelm

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Irrelevant

Not relating to the subject at hand

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Itinerary

A travel plan. Proposed route of a journey

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Judicious

Showing good judgment

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Lament

To mourn. Express grief

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Lethargy

Forgetfulness. Drowsy indifference

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Lucid

Easily understood. Clear. Mentally sound

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Lucrative

Profitable

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Ludicrous

Silly. Absurd

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Magnanimous

Unselfish. Generous

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Malevolent

Evil

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Mediate

To bring about a settlement. Resolve differences

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Metaphor

Figure of speech in which different things are compared without using the words "as" or "like".

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Meticulous

Very careful about details

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Militant

Ready to fight. warlike

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Morbid

Unhealthy. Pertaining to disease. Gruesome

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Mundane

Concerned with the ordinary

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Nefarious

Wicked. Sinful. Evil

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Nemesis

An unbeatable rival. Person or thing that punishes

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Nomad

Wanderer

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Nonchalant

Cool. Indifferent. Calmly unconcerned

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Nostalgia

Yearning for the past

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Oblivion

A state or being forgotten. Unaware of what is going on.

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Obsolete

No longer in use. Worn out

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Odious

Hateful. Disgusting

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Comnipotent

All-powerful

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Onus

Burden. Obligation

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Ostensible

Apparent. On the surface. Professed

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Panacea

Cure-all. Remedy for everything

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Paradox

Statement that seems to contradict itself

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Pariah

Outcast. Prison who is shunned by others

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Parsimonious

Stingy. Cheap

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Paucity

Shortage. Scarceness

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Penitent

Sorry for wrongdoing and willingly make amends.