a. resistant to; free or exempt from; not subject to
E.g. Still, the company doesn't expect to remain immune from the effects of the downturn.
n. protection; exemption from normal legal duties
E.g. The local animals often have some natural immunity to the disease.
a. faultless; incapable of sin or wrongdoing
E.g. His voting record has been impeccable from a conservative point of view.
n. having power command or control; critically importance; some duty that is essential and urgent
E.g. Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
v. plant or infix, for the purpose of growth; fix deeply; introduce
E.g. We support to implant the seeds of virtue in the minds of youth.
v. demand; force; compel to behave in a certain way
E.g. In the past the courts have treated similar cases with great leniency but there's been growing pressure from the government and the public to impose stiffer penalties.
v. compose, perform, or do something with little or no preparation
E.g. If they let Lee improvise even one response, it could be devastating.
n. act of applying force suddenly; an impelling force or strength
E.g. When mists as chill as death wandered to the impulse of east winds along those purple peaks, and rolled down "ing" and holm till they blended with the frozen fog of the beck!
a. having power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent
E.g. A colleague once referred to impulsive children as “MNM” kids: Me, Now, and More!
n. something, such as the fear of punishment or the expectation of reward
E.g. Another incentive is the tax and duty-free importation of raw materials to be used for book publishing.
n. cutting into a substance; cut into a body tissue or organ, especially one made during surgery
E.g. After the incision is healed, he can resume normal activities, but should avoid contact sports unless he has special permission from his doctor.
a. tending or leaning toward; bent; having preference or tendency
E.g. In the next news cycle or during the next big story, will mainstream media remain inclined to wait for confirmation from the AP or The New York Times?
a. not qualified in legal terms; inadequate for or unsuited to a particular purpose or application
E.g. Considering them to just be lazy and incompetent is an unacceptable excuse.
v. accuse of a crime or other wrongful act; suggest that someone is guilty
E.g. The former president tried to destroy an audio tape that could be used to to incriminate him.
a. notoriously bad; having exceedingly bad reputation
E.g. At this courtroom he would become known as the infamous man in the bulletproof glass booth.
n. place or condition suggestive of hell, especially with respect to human suffering or death
E.g. You could see one of the worst qualities of life on the planet, but in this inferno you could see an enterprising population that worked like ants.
n. unlimited extent of time, space, or quantity; eternity; boundlessness; immensity
E.g. From where I stood I could see a huge beam of projected light flooding up into infinity from the reactor.
n. element in a mixture or compound
E.g. Water, the project's key ingredient, will come from the massive artificial lake created by the Aswan High Dam.
n. serving to initiate; introductory step or movement; act which originates or begins
E.g. The child displayed great initiative in going to fetch apple from shelf.
a. exhibiting disordered of mind; deranged in mind; very foolish
E.g. He has an insane desire to finish that foolish thing.
n. madness; craziness; mental illness or derangement; extreme foolishness; folly
E.g. She's never ever getting out of jail unless she can prove temporary insanity, which is highly unlikely given her actions.
n. inability to sleep; lack of sleep
E.g. Much of the problem in insomnia is not worrying about a real fear, such as losing a job, but is the secondary anxiety about losing sleep.
n. formal or official examination
E.g. Experts among his inspection team can cross-check it with existing intelligence.
n. sudden intuition as part of solving a problem; arousing to a particular emotion or action
E.g. The theme of the ceremony is Isles of Wonder and draws much of its inspiration from Shakespeare's "The Tempest."
n. advance or set forth in court; association organized to promote art or science or education
E.g. The institute for biomedical research is a non-profit, independent research and educational organization known as a world leader in its field.
a. incapable of being suffered, borne, or endured; insupportable; unendurable; intolerable
E.g. If we adhere to a standard of misery and continue to compare our suffering, then we will remain insufferable.
n. hormone secreted by the isles
E.g. For common people, they cannot tell the difference in insulin resistance or diabetes.
a. undamaged in any way; integrated; whole
E.g. Ironically, the expensive technical equipment seems intact and the weather conditions are perfect.
n. quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness
E.g. Protecting global supply chain integrity is of the utmost importance for manufacturers.
v. take or seize by the way; cause to stop on the passage; obstruct or interrupt the progress of
E.g. Reporters prepare to intercept him if he tries to leave by the rear entrance.
n. student or a recent graduate undergoing supervised practical training
E.g. Camden, our news intern, is creating an excel spreadsheet to see what all these stats mean.
v. question closely; examine by questioning formally or officially
E.g. If you catch a guy possibly responsible for the case, I have a feeling that more than one FBI agent would interrogate you.
n. interference; interfering in some course of events
E.g. The Council decided to allow these nations to view the documents that could dictate the course of military intervention against Iraq.
n. closeness, often affectionate; privacy; familiarity
E.g. Again, with the entire album, intimacy is a word that rings true.
v. give to understand; imply as a possibility; make known subtly and indirectly
E.g. Did Dick intimate that Jane had bad breath when he asked if she'd like a breath mint?
v. frighten; make timid; fill with fear
E.g. The group said Eveleth's arrest was designed to intimidate and disrupt its protests during the Earth Summit.
v. captivate; cause to be interested or curious; plot for: scheme for
E.g. He asks occasional questions, but usually just about how the speaker came to a certain conclusion, it's the thought process more than the answer that seems to intrigue him.
a. attractive; capable of arousing interest or curiosity; engaging
E.g. Our team came up with some most intriguing finds.
v. trespass; enter as an uninvited person
E.g. The pressures that would intrude from the galaxy would defeat our purpose.
a. of no force or weight; not valid; weak; void; null
E.g. This ticket has passed its expiration date, and so it is now invalid.