Rayne's SAT Vocab. I's

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iconoclast

one who breaks with tradition

idiomatic

language peculiar to a group

idiosyncrasy

a peculiar trait

idyllic

charmingly simple or poetic

ignoble

dishonorable

ignominious

shameful; disgraceful

ilk

type; sort; kind

illicit

unlawful; illegal

illusory

misleading impression

illustrious

distinguished; bright

imbibe

to drink; to absorb

imbroglio

a difficult or confusing situation

imbue

to fill completely

immolate

to kill someone as a sacrificial victim, usually by fire

impasse

a dead end; a problem without a solution

impecunious

without money

impede

to block

impediment

an obstruction

impel

push into action

imperious

domineering

impertinent

rude

imperturbable

calm

impervious

not capable of being affected

impetuous

impulsive

impinge

to collide

implacable

inflexible

implausible

unbelievable

implement

a tool; to carry off

implicit

suggested but not plainly stated

import

significance; to bring in from a foreign country

importune

to beg

impotent

powerless

imprecation

a curse

impregnable

unconquerable

impropriety

pertaining to something that is not proper or suitable

improvident

wasteful

impudent

disrespectful

impugn

to attack a person verbally

impunity

freedom from punishment

impute

to accuse a person

inadvertent

unintentional

inalienable

not able to be given to another

inane

meaningless

inarticulate

unclear speech

incapacitated

disabled

incarnadine

blood-red; flesh colored

incarnate

in human form

incendiary

causing fire or trouble

incense

to anger

inception

start

inchoate

just beginning

incipient

beginning to appear

incisive

sharp or keen perception

incite

to stir up

incongruous

not appropriate; out of place

inconsequential

unimportant

incontrovertible

undeniable

incorrigible

bad beyond correction

increment

an increase

incubus

nightmare

inculcate

to influence someone to accept an idea

incumbent

resting or lying; one who holds a political office

incur

to bring upon oneself

incursion

a raid

indefatigable

untiring

indelible

incapable of being erased

indemnify

to repay for a loss

indict

to charge with a crime; to accuse of wrongdoing

indigent

extremely poor

indignant

angry as a result of unjust treatment

indoctrinate

to teach someone a set of beliefs

indolence

laziness

indomitable

unconquerable

indubitable

unquestionable

inebriated

drunk

ineffable

unspeakable

ineluctable

inevitable

inexorable

unyielding

infallible

without mistakes

infernal

fiendish

infinitesimal

very small

infirmity

weakness; feebleness

influx

a flowing in

infringe

to violate

ingenuous

simple; innocent

ingrate

ungrateful person

ingratiate

to work one's way into another's favor

inherent

inborn

inimical

unfriendly

inimitable

not able to be imitated or unequaled

iniquity

wickedness

injunction

an order

innate

inborn

inborn

natural; existing from birth

innocuous

harmless

innuendo

indirect remark

inordinate

excessive

insatiable

unable to be satisfied

inscrutable

mysterious

insipid

tasteless; bland; boring

insolent

boldly disrespectful

insolvent

bankrupt; unable to pay creditors

insouciant

carefree

insular

detached or isolated

insuperable

unconquerable

insurgence

rebellion

insurrection

uprising

integral

essential

inter

to bury

interdict

to prohibit; to block

interim

period of time between acts

interlocutor

one who takes part in a conversation

interloper

an intruder

interminable

endless

intermittent

periodic

interpose

to place between

interregnum

period during which a nation is without a permanent leader; pause

intimate

private; to imply

intolerant

bigoted

intractable

hard to manage

intransigent

stubborn

intrepid

courageous

intrinsic

essential

intuitive

insightful

inundate

to fill to overflowing

inured

accustomed to

invalidate

make null and void

invective

strong verbal abuse

inveigh

a bitter verbal attack

inveigle

trick or deceive

inveterate

firmly established; deep rooted

invidious

causing resentment; offensive

invoke

to call upon

iota

a small amount

irascible

easily angered

ire

anger; wrath

iridescent

a wide range of colors

irksome

annoying

irreconcilable

unable to agree

irredeemable

hopeless

irremediable

unable to be changed or cured

irresolute

doubtful

irreverent

disrespectful

itinerant

moving from place to place

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