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emigrate (v.)

move OUT of a country or region to settle in another
followed by "from"

immigrate (v.)

move INTO a foreign country or region as a permanent resident
followed by "to"

eminent (adj.)

standing or jutting out; conspicuous; famous; distinguished; noteworthy

imminent (adj.)

hanging over one's head; threatening; about to occur; impending
looming large, negative connotation

enervate (v.)

(literally-"take out the nerves or strength")
to lessen the strength of; enfeeble; weaken
judge pyncheon enervated clifford

erosion (n.)

gradual wearing away; deterioration; depletion
rocks, economy, metaphorically-people's emotions

evoke (v.)

bring out; call forth; elicit; produce

deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

invoke (v.)

call on for help or protection; appeal to for support
"...the 5th amendment"

request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
cite as an authority; resort to

excise (v.)

cut out; remove by cutting out

incise (v.)

cut into; carve; engrave
in surgery, tombstones and monuments

exclusive (adj.)

1. shutting out, or tending to shut out, others
2. not shared with others; single; sole

not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective
parties, VIP, clubs

inclusive (adj.)

1. (literally-"shutting in")
including the limits (dates, numbers, etc.) mentioned
2. broad in scope; comprehensive

exhibit (v.)

(literally-"hold out")
to show; display

inhibit (v.)

(literally-"hold in")
to hold in check; restrain; repress
limit the range or extent of
to put down by force or authority

psychological sense-hold back feelings

expel (v.)

drive OUT; force out; compel to leave; banish; eject

impel (v.)

drive ON; force; compel

implicate (v.)

(literally-"fold in or involve")
to show to be part of or connected with; involve; entangle
crimes, etc-legal ones
usu negative connotation-politicians in fraud, scandals

bring into intimate and incriminating connection
impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result

impugn (v.)

(literally-"fight against")
to call in question; assail by words or arguments; attack as false; contradict; attack; malign

incarcerate (v.)

to put in prison; imprison; confine

inscribe (v.)

(literally-"write on")
to write, engrave, or print to create a lasting record; imprint; autograph
write in a permanent way for example by carving
fate is ... ones over classroom doors, in front of school

register formally as a participant or member
mark with one's signature
draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible
convert ordinary language into code

insurgent (n.)

one who rises in revolt against established authority; rebel; mutineer

insurgent (adj.)

rebellious; insubordinate; mutinous

extracurricular (adj.)

outside the regular curriculum or course of study

extraneous (adj.)

coming from or existing outside; foreign; not essential; not pertinent; irrelevant

extravagant (adj.)

1. outside or beyond the bounds of reason; excessive
2. spending lavishly; wasteful

unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings

intramural (adj.)

within the walls or boundaries (of a school, college, etc.); confined to members (of a school, college, etc.)

intraparty (adj.)

within a party

intrastate (adj.)

within a state

intravenous (adj.)

within or by way of the veins

con (adv.)

(short for contra) against; on the negative side

con (n.)

(used mainly in the plural)
opposing argument; reason against

contraband (n.)

merchandise imported or exported contrary to law; smuggled goods

usually used in the singular

contravene (v.)

go or act contrary to; violate; disregard; infringe

controversy (n.)

(literally-"a turning against")
dispute; debate; quarrel

counter (adv.)

contrary; in the opposite direction
*followed by "to"

countermand (v.)

to cancel (an order) by issuing a contrary order; revoke

incontrovertible (adj.)

not able to be "turned against" or disputed; unquestionable; certain; indisputable

usually NOT preceded by "an"
It is ... proof.

intercede (v.)

(literally-"go between")
to interfere to reconcile differences; mediate; plead in another's behalf; intervene
act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

often followed by for

intercept (v.)

(literally-"catch between")
to stop or seize on the way from one place to another; interrupt; catch

interlinear (adj.)

inserted between lines already printed or written

interlude (n.)

anything filling the time between two events; interval; break; intermission
brief period of time that comes in the middle of something
a brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance

often followed by of

intermediary (n.)

go-between; mediator

intermission (n.)

pause between periods of activity; interval; interruption
a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

intersect (v.)

(literally-"cut between")
to cut by passing through or across; divide; cross

interurban (adj.)

between cities or towns

intervene (v.)

1. come between
2. come in to settle a quarrel; intercede; mediate

be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events
get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force
often followed by between

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