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gall (n)

bitterness; careless nerve

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gall (v)

to exasperate and irritate

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gambol

to dance or skip around playfully

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game (adj)

courageous

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gargantuan

giant, tremendous

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garner

to gather and store

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garrulous

very talkative

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gaunt

thin and bony

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gavel

mallet used for commanding attention

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genre

type, class, category

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germinate

to begin to grow (used of a seed or idea)

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gestation

growth process from conception to birth

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gibe (v)

to make heckling, taunting remarks

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girth

distance around something

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glib

fluent in an insincere manner; off- hand, casual

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global

involving the entire world; relating to a whole

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glower

to glare, stare angrily and intensely

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gluttony

eating and drinking to excess

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gnarl

to make knotted, deform

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gnostic

having to do with knowledge

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goad

to prod or urge

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gradation

process occuring by regular degrees or stages; variation in color

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grandiloquence

pompous talk, fancy but meaningless language

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grandiose

magnificent and imposing; exaggerated and pretentious

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granular

having a grainy texture

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grasp (v)

to perceive and understand; to hold securely

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gratis

free, costing nothing

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gratuitous

free, voluntary; unnecessar and unjustified

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gratuity

somethig given voluntarily, tip

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gregarious

outgoing, sociable

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grievous

causing grief or sorrow; serious and distressing

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grimace

facial expression showing pain or disgust

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grimy

dirty, filthy

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gross (adj)

obscene; blatant, fragrant

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gross (n)

total before deductions

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grovel

to humble oneself in a demeaning way

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guile

trickery, deception

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gullible

easily deceived

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gustatory

relating to sense of taste

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habitat

dwelling place

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hackneyed

worn out by over-use

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hallow

to make holy; treat as sacred

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hamlet

small village

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hapless

unfortunate, having bad luck

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harbinger

precursor, sign of something to come

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hardy

robust, vigorous

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harrowing

extremely distressing, terrifying

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hasten

to hurry, to speed up

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haughty

arrogant and condescending

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headstrong

reckless; insisting on one's own way

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heathen

pagan; uncivilized and irreligious

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hectic

hasty, hurried, confused

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hedonism

pursuit of pleasure as a goal

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hegemony

leadership, domination, usually by a country

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heighten

to raise

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heinous

shocking, wicked, terrible

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hemicycle

semicircular form or structure

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hemorrhage (n)

heavy bleeding

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hemorrhage (v)

to bleed heavily

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heretical

opposed to an established religious orthodoxy

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hermetic

tightly sealed

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heterodox

unorthodox, not widely accepted

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heterogeneous

composed of unlike parts, different, diverse

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hew

to cut with an ax

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hiatus

break, interruption, vacation

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hidebound

excessively rigid; dry and stiff

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hindsight

perception of events after they happen

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hinterland

wilderness

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hoary

very old; whitish or gray from age

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holistic

emphasizing importance of the whole and interdependence of its parts

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holocaust

widespread destruction, usually by fire

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homage

public honor and respect

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homogeneous

composed of identical parts

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homonym

word identical in pronunciation but different in meaning

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hone

to sharpen

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honor (v)

to praise, glorify, pay tribute to

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humane

merciful, kindly

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husband (v)

to farm; manage carefully and thriftily

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hutch

pen or coop for animals; shack, shanty

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hydrate

to add water to

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hygienic

clean, sanitary

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hymn

religious song, usually of praise or thanks

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hyperbole

purposeful exaggeration for effect

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hyperventilate

to breath abnormally fast

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hypochondria

unfounded belief that one is often ill

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hypocrite

person claiming beliefs or virtues he or she doesn’t really possess

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hypothermia

abnormally low body temperature

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hypothesis

assumption subject to proof

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hypothetical

theoretical, speculative

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iconoclast

one who attacks traditional beliefs

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idealism

pursuit of noble goals

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idiosyncrasy

peculiarity of temperament, eccentricity

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ignoble

dishonorable, not noble in character

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ignominious

disgraceful and dishonorable

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ilk

type or kind

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illicit

illegal, improper

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illimitable

limitless

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illusory

unreal, deceptive

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illustrious

famous, renowned

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imbue

to infuse; dye, wet, moisten

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immaculate

spotless; free from error

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immaterial

extraneous, inconsequential, nonessential; not consisting of matter

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immense

enormous, huge

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immerse

to bathe, dip; to engross, preoccupy

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immobile

not moveable; still

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immune

exempt; protected from harm or disease; unresponsive to

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immunological

relating to immune system

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immutable

unchangeable, invariable

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impair

to damage, injure

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impasse

blocked path, dilemma with no solution

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impassioned

with passion

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impassive

showing no emotion

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impeach

to charge with misdeeds in public office; accuse

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impeccable

flawless, without fault

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impecunious

poor, having no money

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impediment

barrier, obstacle; speech disorder

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imperative

essential; mandatory

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imperious

arrogantly self-assured, domineering, overbearing

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impertinent

rude

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imperturbable

not capable of being disturbed

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impervious

impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected

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impetuous

quick to act without thinking

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impious

not devout in religion

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implacable

inflexible, incapable of being pleased

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implant

to set securely or deeply; to instill

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implausible

improbable, inconceivable

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implicate

to involve in a crime, incriminate

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implicit

implied, not directly expressed

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importune

to ask repeatedly, beg

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impose

to inflict, force upon

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imposing

dignified, grand

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impotent

powerless, ineffective, lacking strength

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impound

to seize and confine

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impoverish

to make poor or bankrupt

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imprecation

curse

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impregnable

totally safe from attack, able to resist defeat

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impressionable

easily influenced or affected

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impromptu

spontaneous, without rehearsal

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improvident

without planning or foresight, negligent

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impudent

arrogant and rude

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impugn

to call into question, attack verbally

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impulse

sudden tendency, inclination

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impulsive

spontaneous, unpredictable

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inadvertently

unintentionally

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inane

foolish, silly, lacking significance

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inaugurate

to begin or start officially; to induct into office

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incandescent

shining brightly

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incarcerate

to put in jail; to confine

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incarceration

imprisonment

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incarnadine

blood-red in color

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incarnate

having bodily form

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incendiary

combustible, flammable, burning easily

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incense (v)

to infuriate, enrage

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inception

beginning

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incessant

continuous, never ceasing

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inchoate

just begun; disorganized

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incipient

beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage

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incisive

perceptive, penetrating

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inclination

tendency towards

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inclusive

comprehensive, all-encompassing

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incognito

in disguise, concealing one's identity

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inconceivable

impossible, unthinkable

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inconsequential

unimportant, trivial

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incontrovertible

unquestionable, beyond dispute

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incorrigible

incapable of being corrected

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incredulous

skeptical, doubtful

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inculcate

to teach, impress in the mind

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inculpate

to blame, charge with a crime

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incumbent (adj)

holding a specified office, often political; required, obligatory

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incursion

sudden invasion

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indefatigable

never tired

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indefensible

inexcusable, unforgivable

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indelible

permanent, not erasable

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indicative

showing or pointing out, suggestive of

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indict

to accuse formally, charge with a crime

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indigenous

native, occuring naturally in an area

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indigent

very poor

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indignant

angry, incensed, offended

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indolent

habitually lazy, idle

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indomitable

fearless, unconquerable

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indubitable

unquestionable

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induce

to persuade; bring about

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induct

to place ceremoniously in office

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indulge

to give in to a craving or desire

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industry

business or trade; diligence, energy

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inebriated

drunk, intoxicated

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inept

clumsy, awkward

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inert

unable to move, tending to inactivity

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inestimable

too great to be estimated

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inevitable

certain, unavoidable

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inexorable

inflexible, unyielding

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inextricable

incapable of being disentangled

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infallible

incapable of making a mistake

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infamy

reputation for bad deeds

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infantile

childish, immature

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infatuated

strongly or foolishly attached to, inspired with foolish passion, overly in love

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infer

to conclude, deduce

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infiltrate

to pass secretly into enemy territory

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infinitesimal

extremely tiny

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infirmity

disease, ailment

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infringe

to encroach, trespass; to transgress, violate

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infuriate

to anger, provoke, outrage

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infuriating

provoking anger or outrage

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ingenious

original, clever, inventive

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ingenuous

straightforward, open; naïve and unsophisticated

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ingrate

ungrateful person

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ingratiate

to bring oneself purposely into another's good graces

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ingress

entrance

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inhibit

to hold back, prevent, restrain

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inimical

hostile, unfriendly

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iniquity

sin, evil act

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initiate

to begin, introduce; to enlist, induct

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inject

to force into; to introduce into conversion

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injunction

command, order

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inkling

hint; vague idea

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innate

natural, inborn

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innateness

state of being natural or inborn

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innocuous

harmless; inoffensive

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innovate

to invent, moderize, revolutionize

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innuendo

indirect and subtle criticism, insinuation

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innumerable

too many to be counted

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inoffensive

harmless, innocent

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inoperable

not operable; incurable by surgery

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inquest

investigation; court or legal proceeding

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insatiable

never satisfied

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inscrutable

impossible to understand fully

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insentient

unfeeling, unconscious

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insidious

sly, treacherous, devious

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insinuate

to suggest, say indirectly, imply

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insipid

bland, lacking flavor; lacking excitement

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insolent

insulting and arrogant

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insoluble

not able to be solved or explained

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insolvent

bankrupt, unable to pay one's debts

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instigate

to incite, urge, agitate

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insubstantial

modest, insignificant

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insular

isolated, detached

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insuperable

insurmountable, unconquerable

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insurgent (adj)

rebellious, insubordinate

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insurrection

rebellion

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integral

central, indispensable

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integrity

decency, honest; wholeness

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intemperate

not moderate

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inter

to bury

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interdict

to forbid, prohibit

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interject

to interpose, insert

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interlocutor

someone taking part in a dialogue

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interloper

trespasser; meddler in others' affairs

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interminable

endless

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intermittent

starting and stopping

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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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interpose

to insert; to intervene

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interregnum

interval between reigns

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interrogate

to question formally

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intersect

to divide by passing through or across

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intersperse

to distribute among, mix with

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intimation

clue, suggestion

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intractable

not easily managed

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intramural

within an institution like a school

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intransigent

uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled

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intrepid

fearless

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intrinsic

inherent, internal

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introspective

contemplating one's own thoughts and feelings

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introvert

someone given to self analysis

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intrusion

trespass, invasion of another's privacy

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intuitive

instinctive, untaught

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inundate

to cover with water; overwhelm

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inure

to harden; accustom; become used to

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invalidate

to negate or nullify

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invective

verbal abuse

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investiture

ceremony conferring authority

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inveterate

confirmed, long-standing, deeply rooted

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invidious

likely to provoke ill-will, offensive

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invincible

invulnerable, unbeatable

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inviolable

safe from violation or assault

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invoke

to call upon, request help

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iota

very tiny amount

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irascible

easily angered

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iridescent

showing many colors

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irresolvable

unable to be resolved; not analyzable

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irreverent

disrespectful

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irrevocable

conclusive, irreversible

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itinerant

wandering from place to place, unsettled

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itinerary

route of a traveler's journey