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Influx

n. An arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things

Infringe

v. violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)

Infuse

v. 1.fill; pervade 2. Instill (a quality) in someone or something 3.Allow (a liquid) to flow into a patient, vein, etc 4. Soak (tea, herbs, etc.) in liquid to extract the flavor or healing properties

Ingenious

adj. Clever, original, and inventive

Ingenuous

adj. innocent, candid; frank

Inglorious

adj. Ignominious; disgraceful, shameful

Ingrate

n. person who is ungrateful

Ingratiate

v. to gain another's favor by flattery or false friendliness

Inherent

adj. existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute

Inimical

adj. harmful or limiting

Iniquitous

adj. very wrong and unfair

Injunction

n. an order that will stop a particular action or enforce a rule or regulation

innermost

adj. 1. situated or occurring farthest within 2. being deepest within the self

Innocuous

adj. Not harmful or offensive

Innuendo

n. a remark that suggests something sexual or unpleasant without saying it directly, or these remarks in general

Inroad

n. 1. an encroachment or intrusion 2. Progress; an advance

Insatiable

adj. impossible to satisfy

Inscribe

v. to write or engrave; to enter a name on a list

Inscrutable

adj. (especially of a person or their expression) not showing emotions or thoughts and therefore very difficult to understand or get to know

Insensible

adj. not able to feel or perceive; unresponsive

Insidious

adj. 1. proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects 2. Treacherous; crafty

Insinuate

v. 1. imply smth bad in an indirect and unpleasant way 2.to gradually gain someone's love, trust etc by pretending to be friendly and sincere 3. Slide (oneself or a thing) slowly and smoothly into a position

Insipid

adj. lacking interest and taste

Insolent

adj. showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect

Instigate

v. to urge on; to stir up, provoke,initiate , incite

Instill

v 1. Gradually but firmly establish (an idea or attitude, esp. a desirable one) in a person's mind 2. Put (a substance) into something in the form of liquid drops

Instructive

adj. Useful and informative

Insular

adj. pertaining to an island; detached; isolated; Ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one's own experience

Insulate

v. Protect from the unpleasant effects or elements of something

Insuperable

adj. Impossible to overcome a difficulty or obstacle or avoid a defeat

Insurgent

n. one who rebels or rises against authority; adj. rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority surging or rushing in or on

Insurrection

n. A violent uprising against an authority or government

Intelligble

adj. able to be understood; comprehensible

Intemperance

n. 1. Lack of moderation or restraint 2. Excessive indulgence, esp. in alcohol

Intension

n. An expression's inherent sense, the concepts that it evokes, To intensify your study.

Intercede

v. to speak in support of someone, especially in order to try to prevent them from being punished

Intercept

v. seize on its way

Intercession

n. prayer, petition, or entreaty in favor of another

interdict

n. An authoritative prohibition

Interim

n. the time between; adj. temporary, coming between two points in time

Interlocutor

n. A person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation

Interlude

adj. any intermediate performance or entertainment, such as between the acts of a play

Interpolate

v. 1. to add words to a text 2. to interrupt someone by saying something

Interpose

v. 1.place or insert between one thing and another
2. Intervene between parties 3. Say (words) as an interruption
4. Exercise or advance (a veto or objection) so as to interfere

Intestate

adj. not having made a will before one dies

Intoxicant

n. Anything that unduly exhilarates or excites.

Intramural

adj. happening within or involving the members of one school, college or university

Intrepid

adj. fearless; adventurous (often used for rhetorical or humorous effect)

Intricate

adj. very complicated or detailed

Intrigue

v. 1. Arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate 2. Make secret plans to do something illicit or detrimental to someone

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