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Flashcards in Vocab: I Deck (60):
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Iconoclastic

Attacking cherished traditions

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Idolatry

Idol worship; blind or excessive devotion

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Igneous

Produced by fire; volcanic

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Imbroglio

Complicated situation; an entanglement

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Immutable

Unchangeable

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Impair

To damage; injure

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Impassive

Showing no emotion

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Impecunious

Poor; having no money

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Impede

To hinder; block

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Impermeable

Impossible to penetrate

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Imperturbable

Not easily disturbed

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Impervious

Impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected

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Impinge

To strike; encroach

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Implacable

Inflexible; incapable of being pleased

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Implausible

Unlikely; unbelievable

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Implicit

Implied; understood but not stated

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Implode

Collapse inward violently

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Imprecation

Curse

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Impute

To relate to a particular cause or source; attribute the fault to; assign as a characteristic

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Inadvertently

Carelessly; unintentionally

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Incarnate

Having bodily form

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Inchoate

Imperfectly formed or formulated

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Incongruity

State of not fitting

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Inconsequential

Insignificant; unimportant

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Incorporate

Introduce something into another thing already in existence; combine

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Incursion

Sudden invasion

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Indeterminate

Uncertain; indefinite

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Indigence

Poverty

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Indolent

Habitually lazy; idle

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Ineluctable

Not to be avoided or escaped; inevitable

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Inert

Unable to move; sluggish

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Ingenuous

Naive and trusting; lacking sophistication

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Inherent

Firmly established by nature or habit

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Innocuous

Harmless

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Insensible

Unconscious; unresponsive

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Insinuate

To suggest; say indirectly; imply

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Insipid

Lacking in flavor; dull

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Insouciant

Indifferent; lacking concern or care

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Insularity

Narrow- mindedness; isolation

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Insuperable

Insurmountable ; unconquerable

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Intangible

Not material

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Interdict

To forbid; prohibit; to confront and halt activities, advance, or entry to

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Internecine

Deadly to both sides

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Interpolate

To insert; change by adding new words or material

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Interregnum

Interval between reigns; gap in continuity

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Intimate

Marked by close acquaintance

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Intractable

Not easily managed

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Intransigence

Stubbornness; refusal to compromise

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Introspective

Contemplating one's own thought and feelings

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Inundate

To cover with water; overwhelm

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Inured

Hardened; accustomed; used to

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Invective

Verbal abuse

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Inveigh

To disapprove; protest vehemently

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Inveigle

To win over by flattery or coaxing

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Inveterate

Confirmed; long-standing; deeply rooted

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Invidious

Likely to provoke I'll will; offensive

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Irascible

Easily angered

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Irresolute

Unsure of how to act; weak

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Itinerant

Wandering from place to place; unsettled

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Itinerary

Route of a traveler's journey