Honors English 11 Vocab List 12

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Honors English 11 Vocab List 12
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  1. INCUBUS
    (noun) A depressing weight or burden.
  2. INCULCATE
    (verb) To instill an idea or habit by persistent instruction
  3. INDIGENT
    (adj) Poverty-stricken (extreme)
  4. INDOMITABLE
    (adj) Not capable of being overcome; unconquerable (emotions, feelings, ideas)
  5. INEFFABLE
    (adj) Too great or extreme to be expressed in words
  6. INERT
    (adj) Inactive; indisposed to activity; lacking in power to move itself
  7. INEXORABLE
    (adj) Not moved by prayer or entreaty; not yielding (people)
  8. INFERENCE
    (noun) A conclusion reached on the basis of reasoning from data or premises.
  9. INGENIOUS
    • (adj) Demonstrating originality, skill or resourcefulness
    • Note: Do not confuse ingenious with ingenuous, which means “artlessly frank” or “simple and unsophisticated.”
  10. INGRATIATE
    (verb) To gain favor to bring oneself into another’s good graces
  11. INORDINATE
    (adj) Not properly restrained; excessive
  12. INSCRUTABLE
    (adj) Not capable of being interpreted or understood; mysterious
  13. INSIDIOUS
    (adj) Full of deceit and cunning; working secretly or imperceptibly
  14. INSIPID
    (adj) Uninteresting or dull; lifeless
  15. INTREPID
    (adj) Without fear
  16. INTRINSIC
    (adj) Pertaining to the essential nature of a thing
  17. INVECTIVE
    (noun) Abusive or highly critical language.
  18. INVEIGH
    (verb) To speak reproachfully, angrily or bitterly (followed by "against")
  19. INVEIGLE
    (verb) To lead astray or persuade by deception or flattery (followed by "into")
  20. INVETERATE
    (adj) Of long standing; deeply-rooted, habitual.

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