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Inebriated (adj)

habitually intoxicated; drunk
Abe was inebriated more than he was sober. Because of his inebriety, he was discharged from his job as a bus driver

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Ineffable (adj)

unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech

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Inept (adj)

lacking skill; unsuited; incompetent
The inept glove maker was all thumbs

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Inexorable (adj)

relentless; unyielding; implacable
After listening to the pleas for clemency, the judge was inexorable and gave the convicted man the maximum punishment allowed by law

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Infinitesimal (adj)

very small
In the twentieth century, physicians made great discoveries about the characteristics of infinitesimals objects like the atom and its parts

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Infirmity (n)

weakness
Her greatest infirmity was lack of willpower

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Infraction (n)

violation (of a rule of regulation(; breach

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Infringe (v)

violate; encroach

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Ingenious (adj)

clever; resourceful

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Ingenuos (adj)

naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated

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Ingratiate (v)

become popular with

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Inimical (adj)

unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental
I've always been friendly to Martha. Why is she so inimical to me?

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Inimitable (adj)

matchless; not be able to be imitated
We admire Andrew for his inimitable use of language; he is one of a kind

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Iniquitous (adj)

wicked; immoral; unrighteous
Whether or not King Richard III was responsible for the murder of the two young prisoners in the tower, it was an iniquitous deed
(iniquity n)

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Inkling (n)

hint
This came as a complete surprise to me as I did not have the slightest inkling of your plans

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Innocuous (adj)

harmless
An occasional glass of wine with dinner is relatively innocuous and should have no ill effect on most people

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Innuendo (n)

hint; insinuation

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Inopportune (adj)

untimely; poorly chosen
A rock concert is an inopportune setting for a quiet conversation

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Inordinate (adj)

unrestrained; excessive
She had an inordinate fondness for candy

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Insalubrious (adj)

unwholesome; not healthful
The mosquito-ridden swamp was an insalubrious place, a breeding ground for material contagion

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Insidious (adj)

treacherous; stealthy; sly
The fifth column is insidious because it works secretly within our territory for our defeat

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Insipid (adj)

lacking in flavour; dull
Flat prose and flat ginger ale are equally insipid: both lack sparkle

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Insularity (n)

narrow-mindedness; isolation
The insularity of the islanders manifested itself in their suspicion of anything foreign
(insular adj)

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Insuperable (adj)

insurmountable; unbeaten