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impecunious

having little or no money

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impediment

an obstacle or hindrance

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impenetrable

impossible to understand

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imperative

extremely important; urgent or unavoidable

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impetuous

acting or done quickly and without thought or care

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impetus

something that urges or impels; a driving force

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implicit

essentially or very closely connected with; always to be found in

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impolitic

not showing good sense or judgement; unwise or injudicious

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improvisation

produce or make something from whatever is available

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imprudent

not showing care for the consequences of an action; rash

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impudence

the act or condition of being boldly disrespectful; insolence

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impulsive

motivated by spontaneous wishes and needs rather than careful thought

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inalienable

not subject to transfer, surrender, or removal, especially one’s rights as a citizen

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inarticulate

unable to speak distinctly or express oneself clearly

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incendiary

tending to stir up conflict

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incensed

very angry; enraged

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incongruous

not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something

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inconsequential

having no significant effect or result; not important

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inconsiderable

unimportant or insignificant

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indebted

obligated to another person or persons, as for money or favors

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indecision

inability or unwillingness to make a decision

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indecorous

not in keeping with good taste and propriety; improper

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indefatigable

persisting tirelessly

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indemnify

to make compensation to for loss, damage, or expense incurred

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indifferent

lacking interest or concern; not caring

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indiscernible

impossible to see or clearly distinguish

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indolent

wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy

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industrious

diligent or hard-working

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inestimable

too great to calculate

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infallible

incapable of error

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informed

having or showing knowledge of a particular subject or situation

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ingenious

clever, original, and inventive

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inhibit

to hold back, restrain, prevent, or tend to do so

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inimical

unfriendly; hostile

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injudicious

lacking in poor judgment; rash or unwise

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innocuous

not capable of causing damage; harmless

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inscrutable

impossible to comprehend or interpret; mysterious

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insightful

having or showing an accurate and deep understanding; perceptive

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insipid

having a bland or uninteresting flavor; tasteless

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insolence

rude or impudent behavior or speech

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integrate

to bring together and blend into a whole

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intelligible

capable of being clearly understood; comprehensible

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interchangeable

of two things, able to be put or used in place of each other

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intermediary

a person who acts as an agent or mediator between persons, groups, or the like; go-between

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interminable

endless or seemingly endless; monotonously long

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interweave

blend closely

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intimately

in a way that involves detailed knowledge

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intractable

not easily controlled, managed, or persuaded

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intransigent

refusing to alter an idea or a position in response to others’ wishes; uncompromising

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intrigue

to strongly draw the interest of; puzzle, fascinate

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intrinsic

being essential to or of the nature of a thing; inherent

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invaluable

having a worth too great to estimate or measure; priceless

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inveigle

to entice or ensnare by clever talk or flatteryi

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invigorate

to fill with energy, strength, or life

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involved

difficult to comprehend; complicated

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irascible

easily angered or irritated; short-tempered

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irksome

causing annoyance; bothersome or tiresome

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ironic

happening in the opposite way to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this

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irrefutable

impossible to disprove; indisputable

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irremediable

impossible to cure, repair, or correct

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irresolute

showing or feeling hesitancy; uncertain

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jettison

throw or drop something from an aircraft or ship

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judicious

characterized by or using sound judgement; wise, prudent

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juxtaposition

the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect

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keen

extremely sharp; able to cut readily and finely

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kindred

similar in kind; related

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laborious

requiring considerable effort or perseverance

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lament

a passionate expression of grief or sorrow

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latitude

scope for freedom of action or thought la

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laudable

worthy of praise

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lax

not rigorous, strict, or careful; loose and lenient

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layperson

a person without profession or specialized knowledge in a particular subject

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lionize

to view or treat someone as a celebrity or extraordinary person

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long-winded

speaking or writing at too great a length, especially in a dull or tiresome way; verbose

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loquacious

given to talking much or excessively; garrulous

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lucid

easy to understand; articulate and clear

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lucrative

producing monetary gain; profitable

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lure

to attract, as by a desirable quality

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lurid

sensational; shocking or dramatic

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magnanimity

generosity or willingness to forgive

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makeshift

a temporary or improvised arrangement

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maladroit

not skillful, clumsy, tactless

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malign

to speak badly of; defame, slander

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malignant

evil or injurious in intent, effect, or character

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malleable

easily influenced; pliable

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manacle

restrain, hinder

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manipulate

control or influence a person or situation cleverly, unfairly, or unscrupulously

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marginalize

to exclude or treat as being of no importance, especially so as to divert attention from

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mask

conceal something from view

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materialize

become actual fact; happen

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meager

low in quantity, extent, strength, or richness; scanty or feeble

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melding

blend; combine

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menace

that which poses a danger or threatens injury or harm; threat

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mercurial

volatile in temper; changeable, fickle

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meticulous

carefully attentive to every small detail; painstaking

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mimic

to copy or imitate, often playfully or as part of a learning process

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misnomer

an incorrect or inappropriate name

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mitigate

to lessen the force, severity, or impact of

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modish

being in or according to current fashion or style

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monotony

lack of variety and interest; tedious repetition and routine

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