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Iconoclast

one who attacks traditional beliefs

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Idealist

someone that is unrealistic and impractical in their beliefs

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Idiosyncrasy

peculiarity of temperament, eccentricity

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Ignoble

having low moral standards, not noble in character, mean

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Ignominious

disgraceful and dishonorable

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Ilk

type or kind

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Illegible

unreadable

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Illuminate

fill with light

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Illusory

producing illusion, deceptive

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Illustrate

provide an example, explain

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Imbibe

to receive into the mind and take in, absorb

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Imbue

to infuse, to dye, wet, moisten

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Imitate

copy, impersonate

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Immoderate

excessive

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Immunity

invulnerability, exemption

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Immutable

unchangeable, invariable

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Implausible

improbable, inconceivable

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Implement

carry out, put into effect

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Importunate

troublesomely urgent, extremely persistent in request or demand

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Importune

to ask repeatedly, beg

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Impotent

ineffective, lacking strength

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Imprecation

a curse

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Impressionable

easily influenced or affected

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Improvident

without planning or foresight, negligent

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Impudent

marked by cocky boldness or disregard for others

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Impugn

to call into question, attack verbally

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Impute

to lay the responsibility or blame for, often unjustly

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Inaccessible

unreachable, unapproachable

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Inarticulate

unable to speak clearly

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Inauspicious

unfavorable

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Incandescent

shining brightly

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Incantation

a verbal spell

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Incarnadine

red, especially blood red

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Incendiary

combustible, flammable, burning easily

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Inchoate

imperfectly formed or formulated

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Incidental

minor, casual

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Incipient

beginning to exist or appear, in an initial stage

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Incisive

perceptive

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Incompetent

unqualified, inept

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Incongruous

inappropriate, incompatible

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Inconsequential

unimportant, trivial

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Inconsistent

contradictory

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Inconspicuous

not easily noticeable

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Incorrigible

incapable of being corrected or amended, difficult to control or manage

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Incredulous

unwilling to accept what is true, skeptical

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Incriminate

to accuse of a crime

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Inculcate

to teach, impress in the mind

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Inculpate

to blame, charge with a crime

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Incumbent

holding a specified office, often political

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Incursion

sudden invasion

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Indebted

obligated to someone else

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Indecorous

improper, lacking good taste

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Indefatigable

never tired

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Indefinite

vague, undecided, unclear

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Indeterminate

unknown, imprecise

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Indigent

very poor

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Indignant

angry, incensed, offended

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Indiscernible

difficult to detect

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Indiscretion

lack of prudence, mistake

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Indiscriminate

not based on careful distinctions

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Indistinct

vague, unclear

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Indolent

habitually lazy, idle

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Indomitable

incapable of being conquered

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Indubitable

unquestionable

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Induce

to persuade, bring about

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Industrious

hardworking, diligent

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Ineffable

indescribable, inexpressible

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Inefficacious

ineffective, incompetent

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Inefficient

inadequate use of resources, time, or energy

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Inept

clumsy, awkward, foolish, nonsensical

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Inert

unable to move, tending to inactivity

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Inevitable

unavoidable

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Inexorable

inflexible, unyielding

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Infinite

unlimited, boundless

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Inflammatory

arousing passion, usually anger

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Inflation

undue amplification

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Inflexible

rigid, unbending

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Infusion

the introduction of, the addition of

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Ingenious

original, clever, inventive

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Ingenuous

straightforward, open, naive and unsophisticated

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Ingrate

ungrateful person

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Ingratiate

to gain favor with another by deliberate effort, to seek to please somebody so as to gain an advantage

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Ingress

entrance

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Inherent

involved essential character of some-thing, built-in, inborn

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Inhibit

to hold back, prevent, restrain

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Inimical

hostile, unfriendly

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Iniquity

sin, evil act

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Innocuous

harmless

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Innumerable

too many to be counted

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Inordinate

excessive

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Inquest

an investigation, an inquiry

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Inscription

engraving

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Insensate

lacking sensibility and understanding, foolish

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Insidious

sly, treacherous, devious

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Insightful

clever, perceptive

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Insinuate

to suggest, say indirectly

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Insipid

lacking interest or flavor

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Insolence

rudeness, impertinence

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Insolent

insultingly arrogant, overbearing

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Instantaneous

immediate, without delay

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Insular

characteristic of an isolated people, especially having a narrow viewpoint

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Insuperable

incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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Insurrection

rebellion

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Integrate

to incorporate, unite

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Integrity

decency, honesty

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Intellectual

intelligent, scholarly

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Intemperate

not moderate

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Inter

to bury

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Interdict

to forbid, prohibit

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Interlocutor

one who takes part in conversation

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Interloper

trespasser, meddler in others' affairs

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Interlude

an intervening period of time

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Interminable

endless

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Internecine

mutually destructive, equally devastating to both sides

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Interpolate

to insert, to change by adding new words or material

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Interpose

to insert, to intervene

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Interregnum

a temporary halting of the usual operations of government or control

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Intimation

a subtle and indirect hint

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Intractable

not easily managed or manipulated

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Intransigent

uncompromising, refusing to abandon an extreme position

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Intrepid

fearless, resolutely courageous

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Intricate

elaborate, complex

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Intrusion

invasion of another's privacy

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Inundate

to cover with a flood, to overwhelm as if with a flood

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Inure

to harden, to accustom, to become used to

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Invariable

constant, unchanging

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Invective

verbal abuse

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Inventory

the quantity of goods on hand

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Investigate

examine, look into

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Investiture

ceremony conferring authority

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Investment

a commitment of time, support, or money

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Inveterate

firmly established, especially with respect to a habit or attitude

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Invidious

envious, obnoxious

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Inviolable

safe from violation or assault

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Irascible

easily angered, hot-tempered

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Iridescent

showing many colors

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Ironic

poignantly contrary or incongruous to what was expected

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Irony

incongruity between expectations and actualities

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Irrational

illogical, nonsensical

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Irresolute

undecided, indecisive

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Irreverent

disrespectful in a gentle or humorous way

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Isolated

solitary, singular

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Itinerant

wandering from place to place, unsettled