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Iconoclast

rugged individualists, bold thinkers who don't give a hoot what tradition calls for

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idiosyncrasy

A behavioral attribute unique to a person

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Idyllic
DILL

so wonderful it seems almost magical.

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Ignominious
MIN

deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

"Ignominious defeat"

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Illustrious

Something that's Illustrious is well known or famous, leaving a trail of glory in its wake. An illustrious career, for example, is full of impressive achievements and celebrated contributions to society.

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Imbibe

To drink

Figurative
To absorb every detail of

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Imbroglio
im BRO leeo

Imbroglio is a tangled situation or a messy complicated misunderstanding,

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impecunious

Poor
Not having money

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Imperious
PEER

adj
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

Arrogant

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Impudent

When you show impudence, you lack shame about your rude behavior.

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Impunity

Exemption from punishment
If you do it with impunity, you will not be punished for the deed. Students are not allowed to chew gum in school, but teachers do it with impunity. Not fair!

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Inane

Fatuous, asinine,
Devoid of intelligence.

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Inaugurate

To inaugurate means to start something, to give it a kick off. The opening day pep rally inaugurates the high school football season.

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Incendiary

Flammable, explosive

An incendiary device is a bomb. An incendiary statement is, "You're ugly, fat, and stupid." Both are likely to produce an explosion of one kind or another. A vocal rebel is incendiary

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Inchoate
KO

Inchoate means just beginning to form. You can have an inchoate idea, like the earliest flickers of images for your masterpiece, or it can be a feeling, like the inchoate sense of anger toward your new neighbor’s talking parrot.

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Incipient

Just like inchoate
Not entirely formed, in early stages

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Invite

To cause to occur

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Incorrigible
CORR

Someone incorrigible seems to be beyond correcting or improving. When you talk about an incorrigible drunk, you're saying they're never going to stop drinking.

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Incredulous

If you are incredulous that means you can't or won't believe something. If you tell people about those aliens you met the other night, they'll probably give you an incredulous look.

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Incubent

Official currently holding office

A
Absolutely necessary, imperative

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Indelible

Unerasable

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Indemnity

Coverage for loss
Most often provided by insurance

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Indigent
IN

An indigent person is extremely poor, lacking the basic resources of a normal life. Often the indigent lack not only money but homes.

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Indomitable

Unconquerable
Impossible to subdue

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Infirmity

A weakness or disability, especially due to old age, is called an infirmity.

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Ingratiate
GRA

To ingratiate is to make obvious efforts to gain someone's favor, in other words — to kiss up to someone.

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Innocuous

Not injuring to physical or mental health

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Insatiable
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Unable to be satisfied

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Insctrutable

Difficult to interpret

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Insidious

If something is slowly and secretly causing harm, it's insidious — like the rumors no one seems to listen to until suddenly someone's reputation is ruined.