Word List for GRE: Words starting with I-K
Date: Monday, November 29 @ 11:48:09 IST
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iconoclast  - person who attacks popular beliefs
idiosyncrasy  - personal mannerism
idolatry  - excessive admiration of
idyll  - a carefree episode or experience
ignoble  - dishonourable common undignified
ignominious  - shameful dishonourable undignified disgraceful
illicit  - unlawful forbidden

imbroglio  - complicated and embarrassing situation
immaculate  - pure faultless
imminent  - likely to come or happen soon
immutable  - that cannot be changed
impair  - worsen diminish in value
impassive  - unmoved feeling no sign of passion
impecunious  - having little or no money
impede  - hinder get in the way of
impediment  - something that hinders (e.g. stammer)
impending  - imminent being about to happen expected
imperative  - urgent essential
imperious  - commanding haughty arrogant
impermeable  - that cannot be permeated
imperturbable  - calm not capable of being excited
impervious  - not allowing to pass through (of materials)
imperviousness  - haughty arrogant commanding
impiety  - lack of reverence or dutifulness
implacable  - incapable of being placated unpleasable
implicate  - show that somebody has a share
implicit  - implied though not plainly expressed
implosion  - collapse bursting inward
importune  - beg urgently solicit (of a prostitute)
imprecation  - an invocation of evil a curse
impromptu  - without preparation
impudent  - rash indiscreet
impugned  - challenged to be doubted
impute  - to attribute to a cause or source ascribe
inadvertent  - not paying proper attention
inane  - silly senseless
inasmuch  - since because
incense  - make angry
incessant  - often repeated continual
inchoate  - not yet fully formed rudimentary elementary
incipient  - beginning
incise  - engrave make a cut in
incite  - stir up rouse
inclined  - directing the mind in a certain direction
incongruous  - out of place not in harmony or agreement
incorrigibility  - cannot be cured or corrected
incredulous  - sceptical unwilling to believe
inculcate  - fix firmly by repetition
incumbents  - official duties
incursion  - a raid a sudden attack
indefatigability  - not easily exhaustible tirelessness
indelible  - that cannot be rubbed out
indigence  - poverty
indigenous  - native
indistinct  - not easily heard seen clearly marked
indolence  - laziness
indomitable  - not easily discouraged or subdued
indulge  - gratify give way to satisfy allow oneself
indulgent  - inclined to indulge
ineffable  - to great to be described in words
ineluctable  - certain inevitable
inept  - unskilful said or done at the wrong time
ineptitude  - quality of being unskilful
inferno  - hell
infuriate  - fill with fury or rage
infuse  - put pour fill
ingenuous  - naive young artless frank honest sincere
ingest  - take in by swallowing
inimical  - harmful or friendly
inimitable  - defying imitation unmatchable
innocuous  - causing no harm
inscrutable  - incapable of being discovered or understood
insensible  - unconscious unresponsive unaffected
insinuate  - suggest unpleasantly make a way for something gently
insipid  - without taste or flavour
insouciant  - unconcerned carefree
insularity  - narrow-mindedness isolated
insurrection  - rising of people to open resistance to
interdict  - prohibit forbid
interim  - as an instalment
intersperse  - place here and there
intransigent  - uncompromising
intrepid  - fearless brave undaunted
introspection  - examining one's own thoughts and feelings
inundate  - flood cover by overflowing
inured  - accustomed to adapted
invective  - abusive language curses
inveigh  - to attack verbally denounce deprecate
inveterate  - deep-rooted. long-established
invincible  - too strong to be defeated
involute  - complex
irascible  - irritable easily angered
irate  - angry
ire  - anger
irksome  - tiresome
irresolute  - hesitating undecided
irrevocable  - final and unalterable
itinerate  - to travel from place to place to peregrinate
jabber  - talk excitedly utter rapidly
jibe  - gibe make fun of
jocular  - meant as a joke
judicious  - sound in judgment wise
knit  - draw together unite firmly

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