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  1. ichthyology
    study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
  2. icon(ikon)
    religious image; idol; image or representation
  3. iconoclastic
    attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
  4. ideology
    system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
  5. idiom
    expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
  6. idiosyncrasy
    individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude
  7. idolatry
    worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
  8. idyllic
    charmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene
  9. idyll(idyl)
    short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
  10. igneous
    produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite
  11. ignite
    kindle; light; catch fire or set fire to
  12. ignoble
    unworthy; not noble; dishonorable; Ex. ignoble deed
  13. ignominy
    deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
  14. illicit
    illegal
  15. illimitable
    infinite; limitless
  16. illuminate
    brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
  17. illusion
    misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
  18. illusive
    deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
  19. illusory
    illusive; deceptive; not real
  20. imbalance
    lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion
  21. disproportion
    lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
  22. imbecility
    weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
  23. imbibe
    drink in
  24. imbroglio
    complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
  25. imbue
    saturate(soak thoroughly); fill; Ex. imbue someone with feelings
  26. immaculate
    spotless; flawless; absolutely clean
  27. tenant
    one that pays rent to use property owned by another
  28. tenancy
    possession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant's occupancy
  29. imminent
    impending; near at hand
  30. immobility
    state of being immovable
  31. immolate
    offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
  32. immune
    resistant to; free or exempt from; N. immunity
  33. immure
    imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
  34. immutable
    unchangeable
  35. impair
    injure; hurt; damage
  36. impale
    pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
  37. impalpable
    imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible
  38. impartial
    not biased; fair; N. impartiality
  39. impart
    grant a share of; make known; Ex. news to impart
  40. impassable
    not able to be traveled or crossed
  41. impasse
    predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
  42. impassive
    without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
  43. impeach
    charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility
  44. impeccable
    faultless
  45. credential
    evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
  46. impecunious
    without money
  47. impede
    hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
  48. retard
    delay (in development); ADJ. retarded: (as of a child) slower in development
  49. impediment
    hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
  50. impel
    drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
  51. impending
    nearing; approaching; about to happen
  52. impenetrable
    not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mystery
  53. impenitent
    not repentant
  54. imperative
    absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
  55. imperceptible
    unnoticeable; impossible to perceive; undetectable
  56. imperial
    like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
  57. imperil
    put in danger
  58. imperious
    domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
  59. impermeable
    impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
  60. impertinent
    insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence
  61. imperturbable
    unshakably calm; placid
  62. collected
    composed; calm; self-possessed
  63. impervious
    impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one's opinions); Ex. impervious to water/criticism
  64. impetuous
    violent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision
  65. impetus
    moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
  66. impiety
    irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
  67. impinge
    infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
  68. impious
    irreverent
  69. implacable
    incapable of being pacified; impossible to appease; Ex. implacable enemy
  70. implausible
    unlikely (to be true); unbelievable; Ex. implausible alibi
  71. implement
    put into effect; enforce; carry out; supply with tools; Ex. implement the plan/suggestion; N: tool or instrument
  72. implicate
    incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime
  73. implication
    something hinted at or suggested; implying; implicating
  74. implicit
    understood but not stated; implied; unquestioning and complete; Ex. implicit trust
  75. implode
    burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
  76. implore
    beg
  77. imply
    suggest a meaning not expressed; signify
  78. impolitic
    not wise; not expedient; not politic
  79. imponderable
    weightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation; CF. pound
  80. import
    significance; importance; meaning
  81. significant
    expressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant
  82. importunate
    urging; always demanding; troublesomely urgent or persistent
  83. importune
    beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
  84. imposture
    assuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor
  85. masquerade
    wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise
  86. impotent
    weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
  87. crave
    desire; want intensely
  88. imprecation
    curse; swearword
  89. impregnable
    invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
  90. impregnate
    make pregnant; fill thoroughly; saturate
  91. impromptu
    without previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment
  92. impropriety
    improperness; unsuitableness
  93. improvident
    thriftless; not providing for the future
  94. improvise
    compose on the spur of the moment
  95. imprudent
    lacking caution; not prudent; injudicious
  96. impudence
    impertinence; insolence
  97. impugn
    dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
  98. impuissance
    powerlessness; feebleness
  99. impunity
    freedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish
  100. impute
    attribute; ascribe; charge; N. imputation
  101. inadvertently
    unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly
  102. oversee
    watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision
  103. inalienable
    not to be taken away; nontransferable; Ex. inalienable rights
  104. inane
    silly; senseless; Ex. inane remarks; N. inanity
  105. inanimate
    lifeless; not animate
  106. inarticulate
    speechless; producing indistinct speech; not articulate; not expressing oneself clearly
  107. speechless
    unable for the moment to speak (because of strong feeling); Ex. speechless with anger
  108. inaugurate
    begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural
  109. incandescent
    strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
  110. incantation
    singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
  111. chant
    tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
  112. charm
    quality of pleasing; amulet; action or formula thought to have magical power; spell; V: attract; cast a spell on; bewitch
  113. bewitch
    cast a spell over; captivate completely
  114. recite
    repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation
  115. recital
    act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)
  116. incapacitate
    disable; N. incapacity: lack of capacity
  117. incarcerate
    imprison
  118. incarnate
    endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil incarnate; V: give bodily form to; embody
  119. incarnation
    act of assuming a human body and human nature; one who personifies something; personification; Ex. previous incarnation/reincarnation
  120. personify
    represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
  121. incendiary
    arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb
  122. incense
    enrage; infuriate(make furious); make extremely angry; outrage; N: aromatic substance burned to produce a pleasant odor
  123. incentive
    spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
  124. inception
    start; beginning
  125. incessant
    uninterrupted; unceasing
  126. inchoate
    (of desire
  127. incidence
    rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
  128. incidental
    not essential; minor; N: something incidental
  129. incident
    event; event that causes a crisis
  130. incinerate
    burn to ashes
  131. incipient
    beginning; in an early stage
  132. incisive
    (appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into
  133. incite
    arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion
  134. inclement
    stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
  135. incline
    slope; slant; Ex. steep incline
  136. inclined
    tending or leaning toward; bent; V. incline: slant; dispose; be disposed; tend
  137. tend
    have a tendency; take care of; minister; serve at; apply one's attention; attend
  138. inclusive
    tending to include all; all-inclusive; Ex. inclusive charge
  139. incognito
    with identity concealed; using an assumed name; ADJ.
  140. incoherent
    unintelligible; muddled; unable to express one's thoughts in an orderly manner; illogical; lacking cohesion; not coherent
  141. incommodious
    not spacious; inconvenient
  142. incompatible
    inharmonious; N. incompatibility
  143. incongruity
    lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
  144. attire
    clothe; N: clothing; array; apparel
  145. inconsequential
    insignificant; unimportant
  146. inconsistency
    state of being self-contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness; ADJ. inconsistent: displaying a lack of consistency; erratic; contradictory; incompatible
  147. incontinent
    lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
  148. incontrovertible
    indisputable; impossible to dispute; not open to question; unquestionable
  149. incorporate
    introduce something into a larger whole; include; embody; give material form to; ADJ.
  150. incorporeal
    without a material body; insubstantial
  151. incorrigible
    uncorrectable
  152. incredulity
    tendency to disbelief
  153. incredulous
    withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
  154. increment
    increase
  155. incriminate
    accuse of or implicate in a crime; serve as evidence against; cause to seem or make guilty of a crime; Ex. incriminating evidence
  156. incrustation
    hard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust
  157. incubate
    hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
  158. inasmuch_as
    since; owing to the fact that
  159. incubus
    burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
  160. inculcate
    teach (ideas or principles); instill
  161. incumbent
    obligatory; imposed as an obligation; currently holding an office; N: person who holds an office
  162. incur
    bring upon oneself
  163. incursion
    temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
  164. indefatigable
    tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired
  165. indelible
    not able to be erased
  166. indemnify
    make secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured
  167. indentation
    notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth
  168. indenture
    bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
  169. indeterminate
    uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
  170. indicative
    suggestive; implying; serving to indicate
  171. indices
    signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
  172. indict
    charge; N. indictment
  173. indifferent
    unmoved or unconcerned by; having no interest in; mediocre; neither good nor bad
  174. indigence
    poverty
  175. indigenous
    native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
  176. indigent
    poor; destitute
  177. indignation
    anger at an injustice; Ex. righteous indignation; ADJ. indignant
  178. righteous
    morally upright; just
  179. rightful
    legally correct; Ex. rightful owner
  180. indignity
    treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity
  181. indiscriminate
    choosing at random; confused; not based on careful distinctions
  182. indisputable
    too certain to be disputed; beyond doubt
  183. indissoluble
    permanent; impossible to dissolve or disintegrate
  184. indite
    write; compose
  185. indolent
    lazy
  186. indomitable
    unconquerable; unyielding
  187. indubitable
    unable to be doubted; which cannot be doubted; unquestionable
  188. induce
    persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement
  189. inductive
    pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general
  190. induct
    place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts
  191. indulgent
    humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence
  192. indulge
    yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
  193. humor
    indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
  194. industrious
    diligent; hard-working; N. industry
  195. inebriated
    habitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety
  196. inebriate
    make drunk; intoxicate; N. intoxicated person
  197. intoxicate
    make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
  198. ineffable
    unutterable; not to be uttered; taboo; that cannot be expressed in speech; indescribable; unspeakable; inexpressible; Ex. ineffable name/joy
  199. ineffectual
    not effective; not having a desired effect; weak
  200. ineluctable
    irresistible; not to be escaped; unavoidable
  201. inept
    unsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent; CF. inapt: (of statements or ideas) inappropriate
  202. inequity
    unfairness; ADJ. inequitable
  203. inerrancy
    infallibility
  204. inert
    inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
  205. inevitable
    unavoidable
  206. inexorable
    relentless; unyielding; implacable; not capable of being changed by entreaty or efforts; Ex. inexorable price rises
  207. infallible
    unerring; never making mistakes
  208. infamous
    notoriously bad; notorious; well known for being bad; Ex. infamous behavior; N: infamy: infamous act; evil fame or reputation
  209. infantile
    childish; infantlike
  210. infer
    deduce; conclude; N. inference
  211. infernal
    pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction
  212. infidel
    unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
  213. infiltrate
    pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
  214. penetrate
    enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
  215. infinitesimal
    very small
  216. infirmity
    weakness
  217. inflated
    exaggerated; pompous; enlarged (with air or gas)
  218. influx
    flowing into
  219. infraction
    violation (of a rule or regulation); breach
  220. infringe
    violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
  221. ingenious
    marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
  222. resourceful
    clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource
  223. ingenuous
    naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid
  224. ingenue
    ing\'enue; young innocent girl
  225. ingrained
    deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
  226. ingrate
    ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)
  227. ingratiate
    become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
  228. inherent
    firmly established by nature or habit; intrinsic
  229. inhibit
    restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
  230. inhibited
    (of a person) unable to express what one really feels
  231. uninhibited
    having no inhibitions; free in behavior and feelings
  232. inimical
    (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
  233. inimitable
    matchless; not able to be imitated
  234. iniquitous
    wicked; immoral; unrighteous; N. iniquity; Ex. den of iniquity
  235. initiate
    begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
  236. injurious
    harmful; causing injury
  237. inkling
    hint; slight indication
  238. innate
    inborn
  239. innocuous
    harmless
  240. innovation
    change; something newly introduced; introduction of something new; V. innovate: begin or introduce (something new); be creative; ADJ. innovative
  241. innuendo
    indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
  242. inopportune
    untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen
  243. inordinate
    beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands
  244. inquisitor
    questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
  245. inquisitive
    eager for knowledge; unduly curious
  246. insalubrious
    unwholesome; not healthful; Ex. insalubrious place
  247. healthful
    conducive to good health; Ex. healthful mountain air
  248. healthy
    possessing good health; healthful
  249. wholesome
    conducive to mental or physical health; healthful
  250. insatiable
    not easily satisfied; unquenchable; Ex. insatiable appetite
  251. inscrutable
    difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
  252. insensate
    without feeling; lacking sense; foolish
  253. insensible
    unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
  254. insidious
    treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
  255. insightful
    discerning; perceptive
  256. insinuate
    hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
  257. creep
    move with body close to the ground; move stealthily or slowly; N.
  258. artful
    exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice
  259. insipid
    lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
  260. insolence
    impudent disrespect; haughtiness; ADJ. insolent; CF. haughty + rude
  261. insolvent
    bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
  262. insomnia
    wakefulness; inability to sleep
  263. insouciant
    without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
  264. instigate
    start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
  265. insubordination
    disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate
  266. insubstantial
    lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial
  267. insularity
    narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
  268. insuperable
    insurmountable; unbeatable; Ex. insuperable difficulties
  269. odds
    chances; probability; disagreement; Ex. The odds are that it will rain. Ex. at odds with
  270. insurgent
    rebellious; N.
  271. insurmountable
    overwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable
  272. insurrection
    rebellion; uprising
  273. intangible
    not able to be perceived by touch; vague
  274. integral
    complete; necessary for completeness; Ex. integral part
  275. integrate
    make whole; combine; make into one unit
  276. integrity
    honesty; uprightness; wholeness; state of being whole and undivided; completeness
  277. upright
    (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral
  278. intellect
    higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
  279. intelligentsia
    intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
  280. inter
    bury; N. interment
  281. cemetery
    place for burying the dead
  282. interdict
    prohibit; forbid; N.
  283. interim
    meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
  284. interloper
    intruder; one who interferes
  285. interminable
    endless
  286. intermittent
    periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
  287. internecine
    mutually destructive
  288. interpolate
    insert between
  289. interregnum
    period between two successive reigns or governments
  290. interrogate
    question closely; cross-examine; cross-question
  291. intervene
    come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
  292. intimate
    hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
  293. intimidate
    frighten; N. intimidation
  294. intractable
    unruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
  295. intransigence
    refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
  296. intrepid
    fearless
  297. intrinsic
    essential; inherent; built-in
  298. introspective
    looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
  299. introvert
    one who is introspective or inclined to think more about oneself; ADJ. introverted
  300. intrude
    put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in
  301. intuition
    immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning; ADJ. intuitive; V. intuit: know by intuition
  302. inundate
    flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work
  303. overwhelm
    (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
  304. submerge
    place under water; dip; go under water; cover completely (as with water); Ex. submerged in work
  305. engulf
    surround and swallow up
  306. inured
    accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
  307. invalidate
    weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
  308. invalid
    one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health
  309. invective
    abuse
  310. inveigh
    denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
  311. inveigle
    deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
  312. inverse
    opposite
  313. invert
    turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of
  314. inveterate
    deep-rooted; habitual; CF. grow old
  315. invidious
    designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
  316. invincible
    unconquerable
  317. inviolable
    secure from corruption
  318. invocation
    prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
  319. invoke
    call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
  320. invulnerable
    incapable of injury; impossible to damage or injure
  321. iota
    very small quantity
  322. irascible
    irritable; easily angered
  323. irate
    angry; CF. ire: anger; wrath
  324. iridescent
    exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
  325. irksome
    annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
  326. ironic
    expressing irony; occurring in an unexpected and contrary manner
  327. irony
    hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
  328. irreconcilable
    impossible to reconcile; incompatible; not able to be resolved
  329. irrefutable
    indisputable; incontrovertible; undeniable
  330. irrelevant
    not applicable; unrelated
  331. irremediable
    incurable; uncorrectable; impossible to remedy
  332. irreparable
    not able to be corrected or repaired; impossible to repair
  333. irrepressible
    unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
  334. irreproachable
    beyond reproach; blameless; impeccable; Ex. irreproachable conduct
  335. irresolute
    uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
  336. indecisive
    marked by indecision; inconclusive; Ex. indecisive battle
  337. indecision
    irresolution; inability to make up one's mind
  338. irretrievable
    impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
  339. irreverence
    lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
  340. irrevocable
    unalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke
  341. isotope
    varying from of an element
  342. isthmus
    narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
  343. itinerant
    wandering; traveling from place to place (to perform work); Ex. itinerant preacher
  344. itinerary
    plan of a trip; record of a trip

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