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Flashcards in Set 31 Deck (11):
1

Inimitable

One of a kind, peerless

His inimitable feats of daring on the trapeze were so audacious that no one else even tried to imitate them

2

Iniquity

Wickedness, gross injustice

The iniquity of the judgement was so blatant that there was immediate worldwide protest of its unfairness

*iniquitous means characterized by wickedness

3

Injudicious

Showing lack of judgement, unwise, imprudent, indiscreet

She was an injudicious in his handling of the affair that the situation soon turned into a disaster

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Innervate

To supply with nerves, energize

Innervated by our coach's pep talk, we were filled with energy for the upcoming game

5

Innocuous

Harmless; causing no damage

The poison-looking brew turned out to be innocuous; it didn't taste very good, but it didn't cause any harm

6

Inscrutable

Incapable of being discovered or understood; mysterious

Quantum mechanics is inscrutable to me, so I've given up even trying to understand it

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Insensible

Unconscious, unresponsive, unaware, unaffected, numb

I am not insensible of your suffering; I just don't care

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Insipid

Without taste or flavor, lacking in spirit or dull

Henry's sense of humor was so insipid that he thought all knock-knock jokes were funny

9

Insouciant

Unconcerned, carefree, nonchalant

Her insouciant attitude toward her schoolwork means that she rarely turned in her papers or bothered to study for a test

10

Insular

Parochial, narrow minded, like an island

The insularity of his upbringing was reflected in the narrow mindedness of his views

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Inimical

Damaging, harmful, injurious, hostile, unfriendly; pernicious

He seemed inimical to my overtones of friendship, refusing even to talk to me