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144 terms

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