n. song of praise or adoration, especially, a religious ode, a sacred lyric
E.g. I can hear the hymn from the nearby church.
n. supervening of sleep; production of sleep; hypnotic state; hypnotism
E.g. I have great interest in hypnosis and the subconscious mind.
n. practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold; falseness; expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
E.g. The government's claim to be concerned about unemployment is sheer hypocrisy.
n. assumption; theory
E.g. A hypothesis is a tentative statement that proposes a possible.
n. behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic; mental disorder
E.g. Man made global warming hysteria is based on bad mathematical models that have not once been able to hindsight forecast.
n. coating or covering resembling ice, as of sugar and milk or white of egg; frosting
E.g. Whisk together juice and sugar until icing is a smooth consistency.
n. religious image; idol; important and enduring symbol
E.g. He is a pop icon designed and manufactured for the video generation.
n. dome-shaped Inuit shelter, constructed of blocks cut from snow
E.g. They build in a circle and bevel the edges of the blocks so that the igloo is shaped like a bee-hive.
a. not according to law; not regular or authorized; unlawful; improper
E.g. You know that it is the illegitimate offspring of a French opera-girl, you will perhaps think differently of your post and protegee.
a. illegal; unlawful; not authorized or permitted
E.g. Some earned a living in illicit trafficking, from smuggling to prostitution, but others had been educated in France and had fortunes, lands, and slaves.
a. uncultured; uneducated; not able to read or write
E.g. The children are musically illiterate in that village.
a. possessing luster or brightness; brilliant; luminous; splendid
E.g. They were jubilant with vanity over their new grandeur and the illustrious trouble they were making.
a. without physical strength; feeble; impotent; helpless
E.g. That is why I say that for anyone to expect they can dictate these things is an imbecile, and that is why I believe the judge should dismiss such cases.
a. enormous; boundless; so great as to be beyond measurement
E.g. He expressed immense disappointment with the way the Clintons have run the campaign.
n. act of immersing, or state of being immersed; sinking within a fluid; dipping
E.g. I have been a teacher in another country for 11 years and found that immersion is the only way to accelerate foreign students into an education system.
a. near at hand; close in time; about to occur
E.g. Peak oil does not mean that we are in imminent danger of running out of oil.
n. a young shoot of a plant, tree; offspring; child
E.g. This bottle imp is being sold for entertainment purposes only.
v. reveal or tell; grant a share of; bestow
E.g. Well, I think one of the things I'd like this book to impart is a sense of how complex people's lives are.
a. not biased; fair; showing lack of favoritism
E.g. You know, you've got to remain impartial in all of this, Sheriff.
n. road or passage having no exit; deadlock
E.g. One possibility to resolve the impasse is a new candidate.
n. any structure that makes progress difficult; stumbling-block
E.g. The main impediment is overcoming the legacy of mismanagement and waste left by the previous Government.
a. close in time; about to occur; approaching
E.g. We have very strict rules about what prosecutors can say in impending cases.
a. not able to be entered; beyond understanding
E.g. The men behind the bailout take refuge in impenetrable jargon.
v. mimic; imitate; assume or act the character of represent another person with comic intentions
E.g. She used to impersonate Madonna in evening parties.
v. put into effect; supply with tools
E.g. The mayor was unwilling to implement the plan until she was sure it had the governor's backing.
v. incriminate; involve or imply as necessary accompaniment or result
E.g. The suspicions again implicate high government officials to the point where 911 could well have been an inside job.
n. something hinted at or suggested; act of implying; condition of being implied
E.g. They might be important, they innovate, they're flexible, but the implication is they don't need to be regulated to the extent of the banking system.
v. collapse or burst inward violently; burst inward
E.g. For that to explode, or implode, is going to be devastating, she explained.
v. beg for urgently; make an earnest appeal
E.g. I again implore Congress to do the right thing and pass this funding.
a. adapted to impress forcibly; impressive; impressive in appearance
E.g. While the large vessel looked imposing from the outside, the interior was actually cramped.
n. someone who assumes a false identity
E.g. Some Sarah Palin impostor somehow got access to Sarah Palin's Facebook page and posted the bizarre comments.
a. weak; ineffective; lacking physical strength or vigor; incapable of sexual intercourse
E.g. Although he wished to break the nicotine habit, he found himself impotent in resisting the craving for a cigarette.
v. shut up or place in an enclosure called a pound; gather and retain in a reservoir, basin, or pond
E.g. He called for elections officials in all states to immediately impound any voting machine that has flipped votes from one candidate to another.
a. readily or easily influenced; suggestible; capable of receiving impressions; emotional
E.g. I just hoped that Richards would finally realize that people, especially impressionable kids, do indeed look up to him.
n. impression produced by pressure or printing; distinctive influence; impress firmly in the mind
E.g. English people stills bear the imprint of the Norman invasion.
a. without previous preparation
E.g. So there's certain impromptu nature to a lot of these questions and the responses.
a. silly; senseless; unconsciously foolish; void
E.g. He heard a door open and close twice, but there was only Misha and Andrus engaged in inane conversation, and not paying attention to their duties.
a. lifeless; not animated or energetic; dull
E.g. She was asked to identify the still and inanimate body.
v. bound inward; put ball into play by passing it from out of bounds to a teammate on the court
E.g. Missouri again had to inbound from the backcourt and McGhee intercepted the long pass as the buzzer sounded.
a. embodied in human form; invested with bodily nature and form
E.g. Depending on who you asked he was a savior or the devil incarnate.