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Flashcards in Set 30 Deck (12):
1

Inchoate

In an initial stage, not fully formed; nascent

It was amazing to realize that the inchoate blob in front of us would become a delicate vase when the glass blower was done

2

Incipient

Beginning to come into being or to become apparent

I could sense the dull throbbing in my head that was the sign of an incipient headache; I knew it was only a matter of time before it had developed into a full-fledged migraine

3

Indecorous

Violating generally accepted standards of good taste or propriety, unseemly

Picking one's nose in public is often considered indecorous behavior

4

Indefatigable

Not easily exhaustible, tireless, dogged

His indefatigability paid off when he won the dance contest after dancing for fourteen hours straight

5

Indemnify

To guard or secure against anticipated loss

The homeowner's insurance policy indemnified him from loss of any property due to inclement weather

6

Indifferent

Having no interest or concern, apathetic; showing no bias or prejudice

*not good or bad; not too much or too little; neither right nor wrong

He may have been an indifferent musician, but he was a brilliant composer

7

Indolent

Lazy, listless, torpid; phlegmatic

Alex was so indolent that he hired other people to wash his hands for him

*noun is indolence


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Ineluctable

Certain, inevitable

George refused to accept the ineluctability of death

9

Inert

Unmoving, lethargic, sluggish, not reactive chemically

10

Ingenuous

Artless, frank, candid, lacking in sophistication

His ingenuous question revealed how naive he was, but his ingenuousness was actually refreshing in this group of cynical, scheming men

*disingenuous antonym

11

Inherent

Intrinsic

*inhere means to be inherent or innate to something

The age-old conflict that inheres in the parent-child relationship as the child reaches adolescence was not going to be resolved today

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Inalienable

Cannot be transferred

The Declaration of Independence states that man is endowed with certain inalienable rights