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2500 GRE Most Used Words And GAT Vocabulary With Sentence

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Gritty courageous; brave The gritty warrior refused to bow down, even in the face of death.
Grouse Complain or grumble (verb), a bird It was no competition for the birdwatcher to decide whether to photograph the beautiful red robin or the bulging spotted grouse.
Grovel crawl; humble oneself, to be kind to someone in order to gain something The dog was willing to grovel for the biscuit.
Grudging Bugos in urdu, reluctant, given or allowed only reluctantly or resentfully. a grudging apology
Grumble to complain The students began to grumble and protest when their teacher assigned them a huge project over winter break.
Guarded cautious and having possible reservations he has given a guarded welcome to the idea
Guffaw a noisy spurt of laughter After the comedian told a funny joke, he was pleased to receive a large guffaw from the audience.
Guile deceit; cunning The wealthy man used his money and guile to get into politics.
Guileless honest; straightforward The guileless man was so trusting he did not expect his girlfriend to cheat on him with his best friend.
Gullible easily gulled, easily fooled or cheated The gullible woman gave all her money to a fake charity.
Gush burst out suddenly/talk ardently, to speak with extreme enthusiasm and often praise If you gush too much about one person everyone will think you are obsessed with them for always singing their praises.
Gust outburst of feeling; sudden rain wind fire etc. Ladies have to be careful on windy days, lest a sudden gust of wind ruffle their skirts or dresses.
Gustatory relating to taste The dinner was a gustatory pleasure for the palate.
Hack cut roughly; hired horse they hacked into the bank’s computer
Hackneyed repeated too often; overused Every time my internet goes down, the cable company gives me a hackneyed explanation.
Halcyon calm and peaceful Because the waters are halcyon, today is a great day for a boat trip.
Hallow to make holy; consecrate The religious leaders want to hallow the house where the miracle is rumored to have occurred.
Hallowed regarded as holy, venerated, sacred We stood near the hallowed ground where the soldiers had fallen, not daring to step too close.
Hallucinate experience a seemingly real perception of something not actually present, typically as a result of a mental disorder or of taking drugs. Ben began hallucinating and having fits
Hamper to delay progress This awful traffic is definitely going to hamper our trip to the beach.
Hangar a place where aircraft are kept when not in use Once the plane is emptied, it will be moved to a hangar for maintenance.
Hapless unlucky When Jason lost his wife and job on the same day, he knew he was a hapless soul.
Harangue a long passionate speech Even though the members of the church were falling asleep, the minister continued his harangue on the evils of society.
Harbinger One that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; a forerunner. one that pioneers in or initiates a major change Jillian took the short message as a harbinger that her relationship with Jim was about to end.
Harbor is a body of water where ships, boats, and barges can seek shelter from stormy weather, an area where an individual can find solace and security The police station is a safe harbor for victims of domestic abuse.
Harrow to distress; create stress or torment, a farming device with sharp metal blades that is dragged across land to smooth or break up the soil Without having access to a harrow, the pioneer could only harvest his soil by hand.
Hasten to move in a quick fashion, To make someone speed up or make something happen quicker Let us hasten to take cover before the storm approaches!
Haughty arrogant; conceited Because she was not nice, the haughty girl had few friends.
Hauteur haughtiness, conceit; arrogance Kate’s hauteur prevented her from seeing the homeless woman as an equal.
Hawser a thick rope or cable for mooring or towing a ship The towing hawsers were cut and she sank in of water.
Headstrong focused on doing what one wants The headstrong manager lost ten employees because he refused to listen to their complaints.
Hedonist one who believes the pursuit of pleasure is the most important thing in life My neighbor is a hedonist who likes to party all night.
Heed attention/give notice to, to mind someone’s advice or suggestion My sister is always in need of cash because she is unwilling to heed my financial advice.
Hegemony predominance The president of the company has hegemony over his employees.
Heinous hatefully or shockingly evil For the right amount, the sleazy lawyer will represent even the most heinous criminals.
Herbaceous related to herbs any plant used for flavoring, food, medicine, or perfume Herbaceous odors filled the kitchen as my mother cooked her signature dish using both basil and cilantro.
Heresy belief contrary to what is generally accepted Just because an idea is new does not mean it is heresy!
Heretic recreant, protestant,skeptic Salman taseer killed by Mumtaz qadri because he thinked he is heretic.
Heretical holding an opinion at odds with what is generally accepted I feel a bit heretical saying this, but I think the film has too much action
Hermetic sealed by fusion, associated with a lifestyle in which a person or group is isolated from others The billionaire bought a private island so he could raise his kids in a hermetic environment.
Heterodox different from what is considered the norm Many of the old professors did not like the heterodox teaching strategies proposed by their young colleague
Heterogeneous made up of different kinds The twins are heterogeneous in appearance and look nothing alike.
Hew make by hard work cut (by striking) The man used a scythe to hew his way through the field of grass.
Hiatus a period of time when something is stopped After Mary had a baby, she took a brief hiatus from work.
Hidebound rigidly opposed to change The hidebound politician refused to change his position on the abortion bill.
Hieroglyphics writing that is done in hieroglyphics The writings of the ancient Egyptians was almost entirely hieroglyphic, based on pictures and drawings.
Highbrow (person) with superior tastes she considered all those without television as highbrows, intellectual snobs, or paupers
High-spirited lively and cheerful in behaviour or mood high-spirited holidaymakers
Hinder make it difficult for (someone) to do something or for (something) to happen. language barriers hindered communication between scientists
Hirsute hairy; shaggy The hirsute teenager was warned that he would be expelled from school if he did not take a haircut and pay attention to his grooming.
Histrionic over the top with emotional responses Everyone wanted to know why the actor performed the dramatic role in a histrionic way.
Hoary incredibly old Because the computer is hoary, it is doubtful it will function after being in a closet for nearly twenty years.
Hoax mischievous trick played to deceive The woman used a pregnancy hoax to trick her boyfriend into marrying her.
Hollow not soled with hole, having a hole or empty space inside.without real significance or value the result was a hollow victory
Holster leather case for a pistol Leather holsters held this flintlock pistol, made by London craftsmen.
Homeopathy a system of complementary medicine in which ailments are treated by minute doses of natural substances that in larger amounts would produce symptoms of the ailment I prefer homeopathy over english medicine.
Homiletics act of preaching High marks for homiletics, a big plus for their preachment.
Homogeneity the quality or state of being all the same or all of the same kind the cultural homogeneity of our society
Hone stone used for sharpening tools, to perfect a talent or skill The tennis player practices several hours a day to hone her skills.
Hoodwink trick; mislead In an attempt to hoodwink the woman into opening the front door, the rapist pretended to be a police officer.
Hortatory supportive; encouraging The hortatory gift of a personalized nameplate made me feel welcome at my new job.
Hospitable liking to give hospitality The hospitable host of the bed and breakfast opens the front door for each of her guests.
Hubris arrogant; pride, an excess of confidence; having too much pride and personal worth The leader of the cult had so much hubris he believed the government would never be able to capture him.
Hush make or become silent What they tried to do was keep it hush-hush.
Husk worthless; outside part of anything The husk of orange is orange.
Hyperbole exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally The main element of the product’s commercial was a hyperbole describing rapid weight loss.
Hypochondriac one who believes he or she is always ill My college roommate was a hypochondriac who wore a facial mask to avoid inhaling germs.
Hypocrisy falsely making oneself appear to be good As long as you claim not to practice hypocrisy in wanting to protect our environment, can you explain why you are throwing your plastic water bottles in the trash?
Hypocritical describes behavior that goes against what one claims to believe Engaging in the same tactics as the ones he criticized, the hypocritical president loved to criticize others.
Iconoclast person who attacks popular beliefs Because Jared was an iconoclast and dared to question the company’s mission, he was fired from his job.
Idiosyncrasy personal mannerism, an odd habit or peculiar behavior; behavior or way of thought specific to an individual. The home’s colorful idiosyncrasy made it stand out in the neighborhood of white houses.
Idolatry excessive admiration of It is sad how many people exhibit idolatry towards celebrities.
Idyll a carefree episode or experience the rural idyll remains strongly evocative in most industrialized societies
Ignoble not noble; inferior The serial killer was buried in an ignoble grave in the back of the cemetery.
Ignominious shameful; dishonorable; undignified; disgraceful When the boxer got knocked out in the first round, everyone knew it was the beginning of an ignominious defeat for him
Illicit unlawful; forbidden I dumped my boyfriend because of his illicit drug habit.
Illuminate to bring attention to or shine light upon The spotlight will illuminate the entertainer so everyone in the audience can see him.
Illusory founded on something that is not genuine Linda started an illusory friendship with her rival as part of her plan to destroy the girl’s reputation.
Imbibe to consume (liquids) by drinking; drink Best practice dictates that anyone who intends to imbibe alcoholic beverages should make sure to have dependable transportation to get home.
Imbroglio complicated and embarrassing situation, a confusing situation The hostages found themselves in an imbroglio when the two kidnappers began to fight.
Immaculate pure; faultless The immaculate dress fit me perfectly and covered up all my physical flaws.
Imminent likely to come or happen soon When the Secret Service arrived, everyone knew the president’s arrival was imminent.
Immoderate excessive Everyone felt sorry for Kevin since his wife’s immoderate shopping bills always exceeded the amount of money he made.
Immutable that cannot be changed Although I tried to get the bank president to change his mind about giving me the loan, I finally realized his decision was immutable.
Impair worsen; diminish in value, damage or weaken something Alcohol can greatly impair your judgement.
Impartial to not offer influence to any side The governor has called for an impartial investigation of the city’s police department.
Impasse a position or situation from which there is no escape; deadlock, a situation that prevents advancement Yesterday, the two parties did not make any progress on the contract terms because they had reached an impasse.
Impassive unmoved; feeling no sign of passion It’s so difficult to remain impassive when you’re faced with a life or death situation.
Impecunious having little or no money Since Janice grew up in an impecunious household, she knew a great deal about surviving on very little.
Impede hinder; get in the way of If you do not eat while you are sick, the lack of nutrients will impede your recovery.
Impediment something that hinders (e.g. stammer) My broken wrist is the impediment preventing me from finishing my new novel.
Impending imminent; about to happen; expected Because Jim suffers from anxiety, he frequently has fears of impending disaster.
Imperative urgent; essential If you’re serious about getting healthy, it’s imperative that you follow a healthy lifestyle, make the right food choices, and exercise regularly.
Imperious commanding; haughty; arrogant, expecting ones’ orders to be followed The principal is an imperious woman who expects to be obeyed.
Impermeable that cannot be permeated The impermeable rain coat kept water from ruining the woman’s cashmere sweater.
Imperturbable unable to be upset or excited; calm The imperturbable actress carried on with her performance even when her costar forgot his lines.
Impervious not allowing to pass through (of materials) Let us hope these thin walls are impervious to the freezing cold tonight!
Imperviousness not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable Let us hope these thin walls are impervious to the freezing cold tonight!
Impetuous having sudden energy; impulsive, acting without thinking—done impulsively; sudden decision His impetuous behavior landed him in prison.
Impiety lack of reverence or lack of respect for God those who dont show pity to distressed people , have “lack of respect for god” too ,,
Impious lacking reverence or respect, especially towards a god Just because you are an atheist does not mean you have to be impious.
Implacable incapable of being placated; unpleasable, not capable of being appeased Even after being offered a free gift card, the angry customer remained implacable.
Implicate to be involved, to hint a person or object is responsible for something, often an illegal deed When my best friend tried to implicate me in the robbery in order to save herself, I knew we were no longer friends.
Implicit implied though; not plainly expressed Although you never stated I could use your car, your permission was implicit when you handed me your car keys
Implosion collapse; bursting inward Everyone was shocked to see the loving couple’s relationship implode and end in divorce.
Importune beg urgently solicit (of a prostitute), to request (someone) pressingly and persistently for or to do something Most politicians importune voters for money as well as support.
Imposture the act of deceiving while using a fake identity The scam artist’s imposture involved convincing elderly people he could increase their retirement incomes for a small fee.
Impoverished wiped out financially; poor The impoverished girl knew she did not have enough money to attend college.
Imprecation an invocation of evil a curse, a stated curse that bears a person ill-will The woman screamed an imprecation at the police officer who tossed her to the ground.
Impregnable not able to be defeated or demolished The man hoped his home would be impregnable during the tornado.
Improbity lack of honesty and moral integrity The campaign for the Jan . 28 election has been dominated by accusations of improbity.
Impromptu without preparation I’m not sure how many people will be able to attend the impromptu party.
Impropriety an inappropriate deed or action The teacher was arrested for performing a sexual impropriety with a female student.
Improvise to create something as needed Since I forgot my lines, I tried to improvise the role during the audition.
Impudent rash; indiscreet, very rude; not showing respect for other people Matt is an impudent scoundrel who doesn’t seem to respect rules or people.
Impugn to attack as false or questionable Everyone was shocked when the student tried to impugn his lab teacher’s findings.
Impugned challenged to be doubted, to attack as false or questionable The mayor leaked news of the arrest to the media to impugn his opponent’s character.
Impunity free from punishment; exempt from the consequences In exchange for her testimony, the accomplice received impunity from prosecution.
Impute to attribute to a cause or source ascribe, to lay the responsibility or blame on someone else On Monday, Ellen will impute her failure to complete the project on her malfunctioning computer.
Inadvertent not paying proper attention, not purpose I wonder how many inadvertent inventions were developed in the process of trying to discover something totally different.
Inane silly; senseless, lacking sense; stupid When my sisters and I get together, we tend to do inane things like dressing up as cartoon characters.
Incantation a series of words said as a magic spell or charm On the television show, the grieving husband used an incantation to bring his wife back from the dead.
Incarceration the state of being confined in prison; imprisonment, Qaid the public would not be served by her incarceration
Incense make angry The offensive article about racism is sure to incense many minority groups.
Incessant Constant My sister’s incessant phone conversation with her boyfriend may never end.
Inchoate not yet fully formed; rudimentary; elementary, beginning to develop or form Because our company just recently opened its doors, we are inchoate and are not offering all of our services yet.
Incipient beginning Because the incipient plan has no backup measure, there is no chance it will succeed.
Incise engrave; make a cut in a button incised with a skull
Incite stir up; rouse The racist man tried to incite hatred in his children by telling them falsehoods about minority groups.
Inclination he tendency to act or feel a certain way about something or someone My inclination told me to not accept the strange guy’s drink offer.
Inclined directing the mind in a certain direction Because of my knee injury, it is difficult for me to walk up the incline.
Incoherent not logical or easily understood The speaker spoke so rapidly that his words were incoherent to most in the audience.
Incongruous out of place; not in harmony Wearing a rain jacket in sunny weather is quite incongruous.
Inconsequential not important or significant At the end of the day, everything is inconsequential except for family.
Inconspicuous not easily observed Janice was so quiet and inconspicuous in the corner I did not realize she was in the room.
Incorrigibility cannot be cured or corrected Because my daughter’s behavior is incorrigible, she might be grounded for at least a year.
Incredulous skeptical; unwilling to believe After trying for five years to become pregnant, Janet was incredulous when she finally received the unexpected news from her doctor.
Incubus a demon or evil spirit supposed to descend upon sleeping women in order to have sex with them Stories of an evil incubus that sexually attacks women while they sleep are found across many different cultures.
Inculcate fix firmly by repetition, to frequently instill an idea or belief firmly in someone’s mind In order to inculcate a love of reading, the teacher encourages her students to read different types of literature.
Incumbents official duties, the person or group that currently has the title or position After twenty years in office, the incumbent politician is finally retiring from politics.
Incursion a raid; a sudden attack,an entry into an area that does not belong to the entrants When the troops made an incursion across the border, they ruined any chance for peace between the two countries.
Indecorous not proper; inappropriate The religious woman was offended by the indecorous behavior of the atheists.
Indefatigability not easily exhaustible; tirelessness, never showing signs of getting tired The director of the homeless shelter is an indefatigable woman who works almost eighteen hours every day.
Indelible that cannot be rubbed out As Pierce watched his bride coming up the church aisle to join him forever, he knew that an indelible memory was being created.
Indict formally accuse of or charge with a crime his former manager was indicted for fraud
Indifferent not interested in or concerned about something The indifferent look on Matt’s face made it hard for me to understand his mood.
Indigence poverty People in africa is dying from poverty
Indigenous native, produced, living, or existing naturally Since the native tribes had no means of travelling, all of the food they ate was indigenous to their own communities.
Indigent extremely poor The indigent man could not afford food or clothing.
Indignant feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatmen If I’m indignant, it’s because you threw that book at me!
Indistinct not easily heard; seen clearly marked his speech was slurred and indistinct
Indolence laziness my failure is probably due to my own indolence
Indomitable not easily discouraged or subdued Even when my father was stricken with cancer, he remained an indomitable force who never stopped fighting to live a normal life.
Induce to bring about or lead by persuasion Every attempt to induce dad to lend us his car failed because he feared that we would drive drunk, endangering our lives.
Inductee A person who is inducted into an organization. A person who is drafted or a volunteer that is activated into military service Jordan and Landry are the only inductees during the Jones regime.
Indulge gratify; give way to satisfy allow oneself Because Jane’s parents indulge her every whim, she believes she can have anything she wants.
Indulgent inclined to indulge My indulgent parents give me everything I want.
Inebriation drunkenness; intoxication they were in an advanced state of inebriation
Ineffable to great to be described in wordsm, incapable of being expressed in words When Jake saw his fiancée walking down the church aisle, he experienced an ineffable feeling
Inefficacious not producing the desired effect Liam thought that if he bought Julie flowers and expensive gifts she would reciprocate his love but his tactic was inefficacious
Ineluctable certain; inevitable, impossible to alter So many women try to fight the ineluctable aging process by having cosmetic surgery.
Inept unskillful; said or done at the wrong time The teenager was an inept driver who could not back out of his driveway without hitting something.
Ineptitude quality of being unskillful The lawyer lost the case because of his ineptitude.
Inerrancy Freedom from error. Therefore, they tend not to accept such doctrines as inerrancy.
Inertia the tendency to continue being motionless or inactive After a large meal, inertia usually keeps me on the couch all day.
Inevitable Predictable, or always happening Since Mary never wears shoes, it was inevitable that she would get a piece of glass in her foot.
Inexorable not able to be persuaded or stopped by any means; stubborn Of course, the public is enraged by the inexorable rise in gas prices.
Inexpedient not practical, suitable, or advisable because of his age, it was inexpedient to inflict punishment for the crime
Inextricable that can nnot be unlinked The site where the black men were lynched has been inextricably linked with sorrow and hate
Infallible incapable of making mistakes or being wrong doctors are not infallible
Infamous notorious; having a negative reputation The singer is infamous for her indecent costumes.
Infer to make a guess based on evidence and reasoning Based on exit polls, we infer that Ted will win Iowa by a wide margin.
Inferno hell Five fire departments responded to the inferno that threatened everyone in the mall.
Infiltrate to secretly penetrate, enter or gain access In the science fiction movie, the bad strand of virus did infiltrate society and wipe out many of them.
Infuriate fill with fury or rage The CEO was infuriated when he saw the fictitious news piece insulting his company.
Infuse put; pour; fill Cook the rice until you thoroughly infuse it with the taste of the herbs and spices you added.
Ingénue an innocent or unsophisticated young woman, especially in a play or film The ingénue was easily deceived by the conning playboy.
Ingenuous naive; young; artless; frank; honest; sincere The little boy’s ingenuous habit of constantly telling the truth made him unpopular at school.
Ingest take in by swallowing, by taking it through the skin Because the athlete failed to ingest enough water, he quickly became dehydrated and lethargic.
Ingrained established; firmly fixed Being right-handed was ingrained in me so that it was very difficult to write with my left hand.
Ingrate an ungrateful person When you do not appreciate your gifts, you are being an ingrate.
Inimical harmful or unfriendly The police officer had an inimical attitude towards criminals.
Inimitable defying; imitation; unmatchable Every once in a while, a band comes along that is so unique they are completely inimitable.
Iniquitous grossly unfair and morally wrong Nuclear weapons have reinforced an iniquitous world order.
Innate a quality or ability which you are born with, or which is present naturally While I am naturally shy, my sister has the innate ability to charm everyone she meets.
Innocuous causing no harm Because the virus was innocuous, the hospital staff had no need to worry about the leak.
Inopportune at an awkward time or period Since six police officers were eating in the diner, Jim chose an inopportune moment to attempt a robbery.
Inquest Legal or judicial inquiry, especially before a jury and especially made by a coroner into the cause of someone.s death an inquest by New York newspapers into a subway fire
Inquisitive eager for knowledge; curious My inquisitive friend has to solve every puzzle and every riddle.
Inscrutable incapable of being discovered or understood, incapable of being investigated or understood When Larry wrote the letter, he was so tired the writing was nearly inscrutable.
Insensible unconscious; unresponsive; unaffected, without one’s mental faculties, typically as a result of injury or intoxication; unconscious. they knocked each other insensible with their fists
Insentient incapable of feeling or understanding things; inanimate it’s arrogant to presume animals to be insentient
Insignia a patch or badge that indicates a person’s official or military rank, or which group or organization they belong to Because Rita is a Chicago Cubs fan, she wears the team logo as her insignia.
Insinuate suggest unpleasantly; make a way for something gently Many dictators use propaganda to insinuate fear among the public.
Insipid without taste or flavor, Booring Whenever my father gives me an insipid lecture, I pretend to listen while imagining I am somewhere else.
Insouciant unconcerned; carefree The insouciant mother did not blink an eye when her son complained of a tummy ache.
Instigate to trigger something Hopefully, the red band campaign will instigate a greater awareness of cancer prevention.
Instigator A person who causes something usually bad to happen My aunt Mel is an instigator who causes arguments at every family reunion.
Insular not interested in meeting anyone outside your own group or country, or not interested in learning new ideas or ways of doing things My grandparents’ insular attitudes make them very uninterested in what is going on outside their own lives.
Insularity narrow-mindedness; isolated The people who live on the mountain have insular personalities because they are not used to being around other members of society.
Insurgent a rebel; one of several people who take up arms against the local state authority He was classified as an enemy insurgent and troops were ordered to capture him dead or alive.
Insurrection rising of people to open resistance to By way of an insurrection, the lower class overthrew the selfish aristocrats during the French Revolution.
Intact not disturbed or spoiled in any way Fortunately, the singer’s voice is still intact after her throat surgery.
Intangible lacking a touchable form Love is the intangible bond that keeps my husband and I together.
Intelligible Capable of being understood; clear to the mind. Because the intoxicated man slurred his words, his speech was far from intelligible.
Intemperate having or showing a lack of self-control; immoderate When Barbara drinks, she becomes intemperate and cannot regulate her actions.
Interdict prohibit forbid The government’s new plan to interdict illegal drug sales will cost the country billions of dollars.
Interim as an installment, meantime During an interim in the storm, Dad went out to check our house for any damage.
Interminable seemingly without end; endless As he listened to one interminable speech after another, the reporter felt his eyes grow heavy.
Intermittent displaying in a random pattern; not consistent The baby’s crying is intermittent and can occur at anytime.
Interregnum a period when normal government is suspended, especially between successive reigns or regimes The New Model Army occupied Ireland and Scotland during the Interregnum
Intersperse place here and there, scatter among or between other things; place here and there, distribute deep pools interspersed by shallow shingle banks
Intractability not easily managed or controlled When the hyperactive child did not take his sedative, he was intractable and difficult to manage.
Intransigence refusal to change one’s views or to agree about something in the face of government intransigence, he resigned in disgust
Intransigent uncompromising When it comes to the safety of my children, I must always take an intransigent position to protect them.
Intrepid fearless; brave; undaunted The intrepid kitten walked slowly in front of the two big dogs.
Intricate highly involved or complex It took me months to put the intricate puzzle together.
Intrigue a complex scheme devised to gain something in a sneaky way, make secret plans to do something illicit or detrimental to someone. As a spy, Josh is constantly dealing with one intrigue after another in hopes of keeping his country safe.
Introspection examining one’s own thoughts and feelings During a fierce battle, there is no time for a soldier to engage in introspection
Introvert one who turns towards himself, not social Because I am an introvert, I rarely go to parties.
Inundate flood cover by overflowing If you inundate my husband with questions, he will get very upset.
Inured accustomed to adapted, able to withstand hardship; to become accustomed to something unpleasant by prolonged exposure Ever since Melissa lost her mother when she was a child, she has been inured to hardship.
Invective abusive language; curses The newspaper’s invective of the novel really made the author angry.
Inveigh to attack verbally; denounce; deprecate, to criticize someone or something very strongly Because one politician chose to inveigh on the subject of immigration for an hour, the debate went on all afternoon.
Inveigle to persuade someone to do something by means of deception or flattery The detective could inveigle information out of the quietest suspects.
Inveterate deep-rooted. long-established, have a particular interest or habit that is unlikely to change Ginger is an inveterate reader who always has a book in her hands.
Invidious unpleasant and likely to cause bad feelings in other people The dictator’s invidious acts caused the people to rise up against him.
Invigorate energize or give life Hopefully the energy drink will invigorate me so I can work all night on my paper.
Invincible too strong to be defeated The teenager jumped off the building because he thought he was invincible and unable to get hurt.
Inviolable never to be broken, infringed, ignored or dishonored Her parents made it clear that the rules of curfew were inviolable.
Invoke to request aid, usually from a deity The members of the tribe will invoke water from the gods by performing a rain dance.
Involute complex, involved or intricate. the art novel has grown increasingly involute
Irascible irritable; easily angered Because Charles is very irascible, you have to be mindful of what you say to him.
Irate angry, tremendously angry Jim was irate when he found his wife in bed with another woman.
Ire anger The victim’s spouse felt a great deal of ire towards the suspect.
Irksome tiresome, irritatingly bothersome My irksome mother-in-law is constantly complaining about the way I clean my home.
Ironclad coated or wrapped in iron usually for protection During the American Civil War, two ironclad ships fought each other without causing much damage due to the strong metal shield of the ships’ outer material.
Ironic his mouth curved into an ironic smile his mouth curved into an ironic smile
Irrational Not rational; unfounded or nonsensica, completely without reason, not logical When Cara drinks too much, she starts to behave in an irrational manner.
Irreproachable without fault, Free from blame The police captain is expected to have irreproachable behavior.
Irresolute hesitating; undecided Jane was irresolute about the directions so she used a map app on her phone to make sure she did not get lost.
Irrevocable final and unalterable Take your time and think about this irrevocable decision you are about to make!
Itinerant moving around from location to location Jane is an itinerant teacher who travels between schools teaching special education students.
Itinerate to travel from place to place to peregrinate The documentary follows the life of an itinerant homeless man who never sleeps in a location more than once.
Jabber talk excitedly; utter rapidly, to utter gibberish or nonsense When the salesman began to jabber about guitars, I knew that he had no idea what he was talking about because I sold them myself.
Jaded usually after having had too much of something, bored or lacking enthusiasm, Because I have eaten nothing but noodles for the past two weeks, my taste buds are a bit jaded.
Jagged notched Poor dental care left the points of the man’s teeth rough and jagged.
Jamb a side post or surface of a doorway, window, or fireplace he leaned against the door jamb
Jargon Language characteristic of a particular group, communication that a person cannot comprehend The coach and the quarterback were the only two people who understood the jargon they exchanged.
Jaundiced tending to dislike, criticize, or resent something The well-known conspiracy theorist was jaundiced against the government.

 

 

 

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