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imprudent

(im-PROO-dent)

adj. careless; rash

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impudent

(im-PYUH-dunt)

adj. rude; disrespectful

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indigenous

(in-DIH-juh-nus)

adj. native; originating in a specific country or region

  • the fingerprints of a digit belongs only to that digit

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indigent

(IN-dih-junt)

adj. poor; impoverished; needy

  • indi-a

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indignant

(in-DIG-nunt)

adj. angry; resentful

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intimate

(IN-tuh-mate)

vb. to suggest; to hint at

  • estimate

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intimidate

(in-TIM-i-date)

vb. to frighten; to coerce into action

  • timid

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obscure

(ahb-SKYOOR)

adj. hard to understand; abstract

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abtuse

(ahb-TOOS)

adj. stupid; not clear or precise

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ponderous

(PAHN-duh-rus)

adj. very heavy or bulky; dull or lifeless

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ponderable

(PAHN-duh-ruh-bul)

adj. important enough to require a lot of thought

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abridge

(uh-BRIDJ)

vb. shorten

  • bridge shortens way across river

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accessible

(ik-SEH-suh-bul)

adj. available; ready for use

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aspire

(uh-SPIRE)

vb. to work toward or to have a goal

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autonomous

(aw-TAH-nuh-mus)

adj. independent

  • auto means self

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bolster

(BOLE-stur)

vb. to support; to strengthen

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candor

(KAN-dur)

n. honesty, sincerity

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cynical

(SIH-nih-kul)

adj. believing that all others are motivated by self-interest

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fastidious

(fa-STIH-dee-us)

adj. very attentive to detail; fussy; meticulous

  • tidi(y)

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hamper

(HAM-pur)

vb. to hinder; to prevent something from happening

  • hammer it down

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hardy

(HAR-dee)

adj. healthy and strong; robust

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integrity

(in-TEH-gruh-tee)

n.  holding firmly to values such as honesty; completeness

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intrepid

(in-TREH-pud)

adj. fearless; brave

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lofty

(LAHF-tee)

adj. very high; towering; grand or noble

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opportunist

(ah-pur-TOO-nist)

n. a person who seeks self-fain, even at the expense of others, without regard to values or mortal principals

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proximity

(prahk-SIH-muh-tee)

n. nearness in time, location, relation

  • approximately means nearly

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querulous

(KWER-yuh-lus)

adj. whining; complaining

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recount

(rih-KOWNT)

vb. to tell a story

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scrutinize

(SKROO-tuh-nize)

vb. to read or look at very closely and carefully

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tentative

(TEN-tuh-tiv)

adj. hesitant; not definite

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vilify

(VIH-luh-fie)

vb. to slander or defame someone's name or reputation

  • villain

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whimsical

(HWIM-zih-kul)

adj. fanciful; changeable