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Iconoclast (n)

one who attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institutions

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Iconoclastic

attacking cherished beliefs, heretical

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Idolatrous (adj)

given to intense or excessive devotion to something

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Idolatry

worship of idols and images or blind devotion to something

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Idyll (n)

a carefree, light-hearted pastoral or romantic episode or experience; a literary or musical piece describing such

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Idyllic

simple or carefree

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Ignominious (adj)

shameful, dishonorable, ignoble, undignified, disgraceful

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Ignoble

not honorable in character or purpose

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Ignominy

dishonor or humiliation

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Imbroglio (n)

difficult or embarrassing situation

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Imminent (adj)

about to happen; impending

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Eminent

prominent or distinguished

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Immutable (adj)

not capable of change

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Impassive (adj)

revealing no emotion or sensibility

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Im-

variant of in- which can mean not, none or in, toward

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Impecunious (adj)

lacking funds; without money

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Imperious (adj)

commanding, masterful, arrogant, domineering, haughty

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Imperturbable (adj)

marked by extreme calm, impassivity and steadiness

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Impetuous (adj)

hastily or rashly energetic; impulsive and vehement

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vehement

showing strong feeling; forceful, intense, passionate

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Implacable (adj)

not capable of being appeased or significantly changed

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Importune (v)

to ask incessantly, beg, nag

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Importunate

persistent in asking

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Impudent (adj)

shamelessly bold; insolent; impertinent

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Impudence

characteristic of being shamelessly bold

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Impugn (v)

attack or assail verbally, censure, execrate, deny

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execrate

feel or express great loathing for; curse, swear

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Impunity (n)

immunity from punishment, penalty or harm

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punire (Latin)

punish

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Impute (v)

to attribute to a cause or source, ascribe, assign as a characteristic

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Inalienable (adj)

cannot be transferred; unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor

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Inchoate (adj)

in an initial stage, not fully formed

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nascent

(especially of a process or organization) just coming into existence and beginning to displays signs of future potential

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Incipient (adj)

beginning to come into being or to become apparent; (of a person) developing into a specified type or role

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Indefatigable (adj)

not easily exhaustible, tireless, dogged

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de-

away, completely

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fatigare

wear out

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Indifferent (adj)

having no interest or concern; apathetic; showing no bias or prejudice

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Indolent (adj)

lazy, listless, torpid

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torpid

mentally or physically inactive; lethargic

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Indolence (n)

avoidance of activity or exertion; laziness

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phlegmatic

(of a person) having an unemotional and stolidly (not easily stirred or moved mentally) calm disposition

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Ineluctable (adj)

certain, inevitable

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Inert (adj)

unmoving, lethargic, sluggish, not reactive chemically

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Ingenuous (adj)

artless, frank and candid, lacking in sophistication

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disingenuous

lacking in candor, calculating, duplicitous (deceitful)

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ingenious

characterized by skill and imagination

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Inherent (adj)

ingrained within one's nature, intrinsic, firmly established, essential

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inhere

to be inherent or innate to something

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Inimical (adj)

damaging, harmful, injurious, hostile, unfriendly

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Inimitable (adj)

one of a kind, peerless; unique, impossible to copy

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Iniquity (n)

wickedness, gross injustice

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iniquitous

characterized by wickedness

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Innervate (v)

to supply with nerves, energize; 1) physiological process; 2) metaphorically

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enervate

cause someone to feel drained of energy or vitality; weaken

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Innocuous (adj)

harmless; causing no damage

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Inscrutable (adj)

incapable of being discovered or understood, mysterious

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Insensible (adj)

1) without one's mental faculties, typically a result of violence or intoxication; numb, without feeling 2) unaware of, indifferent to; apathetic, callous 3) too small or gradual to be perceived; inappreciable

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Insipid (adj)

without taste or flavor, lacking in spirit, dull

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Insouciant (adj)

unconcerned, carefree, nonchalant

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Insular (adj)

parochial, narrow-minded, like an island

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parochial

having a limited or narrow outlook or scope

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insulate

to set off in a detached position

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Interdict (v)

prohibit, forbid, ban, halt

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Intimate (v)

to imply, suggest or insinuate

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intimation

hint

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Intractable (adj)

not easily managed or directed, stubborn, obstinate

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Intransigent (adj)

refusing to compromise

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Intrepid (adj)

steadfast, courageous; fearless, adventurous

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Inundate (v)

to cover or overwhelm, to flood

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inundation

an overwhelming abundance of people or things

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Inured (adj)

accustomed to accepting something undesirable

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Inveigh (v)

to attack verbally, denounce, deprecate

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Inveigle (adj)

persuade someone to do something by means of deception or flattery

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Inveterate (adj)

having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change

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Invidious (adj)

tending to arouse envy or ill will in others; unfairly discriminating

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Irascible (adj)

easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts

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ira-

angry

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Itinerate (v)

to travel from place to place

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Itinerant (adj)

traveling from place to place