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incorrigible

impossible to correct; control; or discipline

incredulous

unwilling or unable to believe

indict

charge with a crime; accuse

indigent

very poor

indolent

lazy

induce

cause to happen; to bring about

inert

lacking movement; inactive; sluggish

infallible

incapable of making a mistake

infamy

a bad reputation; notoriety

infer

to figure out, based on given information; conclude; deduce

infiltrate

penetrate by passing through gaps; enter secretly and become established, such as a spy might do through an enemy organization

ingenuous

naive; unsophisticated; inexperienced

innate

having a quality that arises from within, rather than learned or acquired from the outside; native; inborn

innocuous

harmless; inoffensive

innovation

a new idea, product, or method

inscrutable

mysterious

insipid

dull; flat; without sparkle or flavor

insolent

rude; haughty

insolvent

unable to pay bills; bankrupt

intermittent

occuring at intervals; periodic; not constant or continual

intractable

stubborn; immovable

intrinsic

located within the very nature of an object or person; inherent

invert

turn upside down or inside out; reverse position

irascible

easily angered

irony

an unexpected outcome, or the use of a word that is the opposite of its literal meaning

irresolute

indecisive; unsure

irreverent

disrespectful

jargon

specialized language used by a particular group

jaundice

yellow color; or, envy or resentment

jaunty

lively; perky

jeopardy

the threat or possibility of danger

jettison

to throw overboard; to discard

jocular

joking; playful; jesting; witty

jubilant

filled with joy

judicious

wise; making good decisions

juncture

point in time, especially a cruel one; joint or connection

juxtapose

to place side by side

kindle

to start a fire; ignite; arouse

kinetic

in motion; active

laconic

quiet; of few words; terse

lament

express sorrow; complain

languish

lose energy or motivation; become weak or depressed

latent

existing but inactive, such as a certain quality; dormant; invisible

laud

praise, worship, extol

legacy

something inherited, either from an ancestor or from the past itself

lethargic

tired; sluggish; drowzy

levity

lightness, playfulness, jocularity

lionize

to put someone on a pedestal; to treat with great respect

listless

tired; sluggish; lacking drive

loathe

to hate

loath

reluctant; unwilling

lofty

at a great height; elevated; noble

loquacious

talkative

lucid

easy to understand; transparent; clear thinking

ludicrous

absurd; ridiculous

lugubrious

mournful

magnanimous

big hearted; generous; forgiving; noble

magnate

a person of great power

malediction

evil speech; curse

malefactor

person who tries to hurt others

malice

a desire to cause harm or suffering

malign

to say evil or harmful things about someone; defame; vilify

malleable

able to be reshaped by force; pliable; impressionable

marred

spoiled, scratched, blemished

meager

small in size or amount, thin, weak

meander

wander in a carefree manner; follow a winding course; ramble

mellifluous

smooth, sweetly flowing

mendacity

a lie; a false statement

meticulous

very careful about details

minute

very small in szie

misconstrue

misunderstand; interpret incorrectly

mitigate

make less severe, mollify

mollify

lessen anger, soothe, placate

monologue

a long, uninterrupted speech

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