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unchangeable

immutable

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incapable of being passed through or penetrated

impervious

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incapable of being appeased or pacified; inexorable

implacable

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lacking agreement; hence, inharmonious; unsuitable

incongruous

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avoiding work or exertion; habitually idle

indolent

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incapable of erring; unfailing

infallible

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physically weak or feeble

infirm

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not offensive or injurious; harmless

innocuous

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never satisfied; greedy

insatiate

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incapable of being searched into and understood; unintelligible

inscrutable

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lacking mental or moral feeling

insensate

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not to the purpose; does not apply

irrelevant

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to destroy the self-confidence of or self-possession of anyone; to make one feel inferior or ashamed

abash

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obstinate and unenlightened attachment to one's own religion, party, belief, or opinion

bigotry

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to get one's way by deceptive flattery or specious promises

cajole

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embarrassment or humiliation caused by disappointment or failure

chagrin

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to fraudulently appropriate money entrusted to one's care

embezzle

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utterly disordered or confused

chaotic

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wreckage or goods found afloat after a dreadful disaster at sea

flotsam

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characterized by feigning to be what one is not

hypocritical

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a dull and trite remark solemnly stated

platitude

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growing or flourishing unchecked; unrestrained

rampant

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abstracted musing; daydreaming

reverie

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the art of using effective and persuasive language; the rules guiding the effective use of language; also, language characterized by artificial or ostentatious expression

rhetoric