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id

the part of the mind in which innate instinctive impulses and primary processes are manifest

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ignominy

public shame or disgrace

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illicit

illegal

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imbroglio

an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation.

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impartial

fair, not favoring either side, unbiased

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impede

to block, obstruct

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impinged

have an effect or impact, esp. a negative one

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impolitic

failing to possess or display prudence; unwise

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impose

to establish by authority

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impunity

exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action

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inception

beginning

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inclination

A slant; or a person's natural tendency or urge to act or feel in a particular way; a disposition or propensity.

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incontrovertible

indisputable, undeniable

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incorporate

to include

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incorrigible

incapable of being corrected or reformed

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incredulous

unwilling or unable to believe something

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inculpate

Accuse or blame; incriminate

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indefatigable

untiring, tireless

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indifferent

having no preference, impartial, objective, unbiased

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indigenous

native, originally from

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indignant

feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment.

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induce

to cause

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indulge

to give in to (a desire)

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indulgent

having or indicating a tendency to be overly generous to or lenient with someone

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inept

lacking skill, clumsy, maladroit

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inevitable

unavoidable, certain to happen

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infamous

well known for some bad quality or deed.

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ingratiate

bring oneself into favor with someone by flattering or trying to please them.

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inhibit

to restrain, prevent, hamper

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iniquity

immoral or grossly unfair behavior

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innate

inborn, present at birth

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innocuous

not harmful or offensive.

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innovative

(of a product, idea, etc.) featuring new methods; advanced and original.

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inscrutable

not able to be understood, mysterious, obscure, esoteric, enigmatic, cryptic, abstruse

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insipid

dull, uninteresting

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instigate

to provoke to action

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intendant

A title given to a high-ranking official or administrator, especially in France, Spain, Portugal, or one of their colonies; or the administrator of an opera house or theater

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intractable

hard to control or deal with.

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intrepid

fearless; adventurous (often used for rhetorical or humorous effect).

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intricate

complex

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inundate

to flood, to overwhelm

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invective

an insulting or abusive expression

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inveigle

persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery.

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irascible

short-tempered, irritable, petulant

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isobilateral

Capable of being divided into symmetrical halves along two different planes.