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instigate

V. urge; start; provoke.

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insubordination

N. disobedience; rebelliousness.

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insubstantial

ADJ. lacking substance; insignificant; frail.

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insularity

N. narrow-mindedness; isolation.

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insuperable

ADJ. insurmountable; unbeatable.

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insurgent

ADJ. rebellious.

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insurmountable

ADJ. overwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable.

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insurrection

N. rebellion; uprising.

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intangible

ADJ. not able to be perceived by touch; vague.

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integral

ADJ. complete; necessary for completeness.

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integrate

V. make whole; combine; make into one unit.

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integrity

N. (1) uprightness; (2) wholeness.

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intellect

N. higher mental powers.

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interim

N. meantime.

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interminable

ADJ. endless.

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intermittent

ADJ. periodic; on and off.

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interrogate

V. question closely; cross-examine.

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intervene

V. (1) come between in order to prevent or alter; (2) occur between (events, periods of time).

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intimacy

N. closeness, often affectionate; privacy; familiarity.

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intimate

V. (1) hint, suggest; (2) make known.

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intimidate

V. frighten.

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intractable

ADJ. unruly; stubborn; unyielding.

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intransigence

N. refusal of any compromise; stubbornness.

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intrepid

ADJ. fearless.

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intricate

ADJ. complex; knotty; tangled.

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intrinsic

ADJ. essential; inherent; built-in.

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introspective

ADJ. looking within oneself.

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introvert

N. one who is introspective; inclined to think more about oneself.

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intrude

V. trespass; enter as an uninvited person.

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intuition

N. immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning.

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inundate

V. (1) overwhelm; (2) flood; submerge.

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invalidate

V. weaken; destroy.

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inveterate

ADJ. deep-rooted; habitual.

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invigorate

V. energize; stimulate.

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invincible

ADJ. unconquerable.

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invulnerable

ADJ. incapable of injury.

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iota

N. very small quantity.

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irksome

ADJ. annoying; tedious.

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ironic

ADJ. resulting in an unexpected and contrary outcome.

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irony

N. hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean.

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irrational

ADJ. illogical; lacking reason; insane.

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irreconcilable

ADJ. incompatible; not able to be resolved.

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irrefutable

ADJ. indisputable; incontrovertible; undeniable.

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irrelevant

ADJ. not applicable; unrelated.

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irremediable

ADJ. incurable; uncorrectable.

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irreparable

ADJ. not able to be corrected or repaired.

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irreproachable

ADJ. blameless; impeccable.

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irresolute

ADJ. uncertain how to act; weak.

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irrevocable

ADJ. unalterable; irreversible.

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jargon

N. language used by a special group; technical terminology; gibberish.

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jeopardize

V. endanger; imperil; put at risk.

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jocular

ADJ. said or done in jest.

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jollity

N. gaiety; cheerfulness.

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jovial

ADJ. good-natured; merry.

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jubilation

N. rejoicing.

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judicious

ADJ. sound in judgment; wise.

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juncture

N. crisis; joining point.

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justification

N. good or just reason; defense; excuse.

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kindle

V. (1) start a fire; (2) inspire.

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kindred

ADJ. related; belonging to the same family.

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knotty

ADJ. (1) intricate; difficult; (2) tangled.

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kudos

N. honor; glory; praise.

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laborious

ADJ. demanding much work or care; tedious.

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labyrinth

N. (1) something very intricate or bewildering in structure; (2) place made up of twisting passages and blind alleys.

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lackadaisical

ADJ. lacking purpose or zest; halfhearted; languid.

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lackluster

ADJ. dull.

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laconic

ADJ. brief and to the point.

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lament

V. grieve; express sorrow.

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Iampoon

V. ridicule.

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latent

ADJ. (1) potential but undeveloped; (2) dormant; hidden.

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Iateral

ADJ. coming from the side.

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latitude

N. freedom from narrow limitations.

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laud

V. praise.

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Iavish

ADJ. generous; openhanded; extravagant; wasteful.

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Iax

ADJ. careless.

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legacy

N. a gift made by a will.

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Iegend

N. explanatory list of symbols on a map.

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Ieniency

N. mildness; permissiveness.

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Iethal

ADJ. deadly.

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lethargic

ADJ. drowsy; dull.

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levity

N. lack of seriousness; lightness.

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levy

V. impose (a fine); collect (a payment).

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Iexicon

N. dictionary.

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liability

N. drawback; debts.

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liaison

N. (1) contact keeping parts of an organization in communication; go-between; (2) secret love affair.

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libel

N. defamatory statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character.

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liberator

N. one who sets free.

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likelihood

N. state of being likely to happen.

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linger

V. (1) loiter or dawdle; (2) continue or persist.

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Iinguistic

ADJ. pertaining to language.

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loath

ADJ. reluctant; disinclined.

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loathe

V. detest.

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lofty

ADJ. very high.

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log

N. (1) record of a voyage or flight; (2) record of day to day activities.

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loquacious

ADJ. talkative.

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lucid

ADJ. easily understood; clear; intelligible.

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lucrative

ADJ. profitable.

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lurid

ADJ. wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome.

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machinations

N. evil schemes or plots.

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magnanimous

ADJ. generous; great-hearted.

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