n. picture; drawing; showing by example
E.g. My favorite illustration is in chapter 13, when Peter eats stew at Leo's house.
a. spotless; flawless; absolutely clean
E.g. Chatman said her mom and dad always kept their vehicles in immaculate shape.
v. plunge into anything, especially a fluid; sink; dip
E.g. We are ready to invite you all to immerse in Mathematics for two weeks this summer.
a. unable to be changed without exception; not mutable
E.g. All things change over time; nothing is immutable.
v. injure or hurt; become worse; affect negatively
E.g. Drinking alcohol can impair your ability to drive safely; if you're going to drink, don't drive.
v. pierce; kill by piercing with a spear or sharp
E.g. His adversary hurled a spear to impale him.
a. actuated or characterized by passion or zeal; showing warmth of feeling; ardent; animated; excited
E.g. She recalled the impassioned kiss he had pressed on her lips -- why it was only yesterday.
v. make an accusation against; challenge or discredit the credibility of
E.g. The angry congressman wanted to impeach the president for his misdeeds.
a. urgent or pressing; able to deal authoritatively; dictatorial
E.g. Jane rather liked a man to be masterful, but Mr. Rochester seemed so bent on getting his own way that he was actually imperious!
a. improperly forward or bold; rude
E.g. His neighbors' impertinent curiosity about his lack of dates angered Ted; it was downright rude of them to ask him such personal questions.
a. impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed
E.g. The carpet salesman told Simone that his most expensive brand of floor covering was warranted to be impervious to ordinary wear and tear.
a. marked by sudden and violent force; hasty; impulsive and passionate
E.g. I don't believe that "Leap before you look" is the motto suggested by one particularly impetuous young man.
a. implied or understood though not directly expressed
E.g. Jack never told Jill he adored her; he believed his love was implicit in his actions.
a. invulnerable; able to withstand attack
E.g. Until the development of the airplane as a military weapon, the fort was considered impregnable.
n. improper act; improper or unacceptable usage in speech or writing
E.g. Because of the impropriety of the punk rocker's slashed T-shirt and jeans, the management refused to admit him to the hotel's very formal dining room.
n. freedom from punishment or harm; exemption from injury, suffering, or discomfort
E.g. A 98 pound weakling can't attack a beachfront bully with impunity.
a. not to be taken away; nontransferable
E.g. The Declaration of Independence mentions the inalienable rights that all of us possess.
v. imprison; put into jail; shut up or enclose
E.g. He was not willing to incarcerate the civil rights workers because their imprisonment could serve the cause.
n. person or thing regarded as embodying or exhibiting some quality, idea
E.g. The incarnation of Jesus Christ is a basic tenet of Christian theology.
n. arsonist; bomb that is designed to start fires
E.g. The fire spread in such an unusual manner that the fire department chiefs were certain that it had been set by an incendiary.
n. beginning of something; taking in, as by swallowing; process of receiving within
E.g. She was involved with the project from its inception.
v. arouse to action; motivate; induce to exist
E.g. In a fiery speech, Mario and his fellow students incite audience to go out on strike to protest the government.
a. stormy; showing no mercy; physically severe
E.g. In inclement weather, I like to curl up on the sofa with a good book and listen to the storm blowing outside.
a. with one's identity disguised or concealed; in disguise; in an assumed character, or under an assumed title
E.g. You can browse normally and in incognito mode at the same time by using separate windows.
a. lacking cohesion, connection, or harmony; unable to think in clear manner
E.g. The excited fan blushed and stammered, her words becoming almost incoherent in the thrill of meeting her favorite rock star face to face.
a. inharmonious; impossible to coexist; not easy to combine harmoniously
E.g. The married couple argued incessantly and finally decided to separate because they were incompatible.
a. insignificant; lacking importance; not following from premises or evidence; illogical
E.g. Brushing off Ali's apologies for having broken the wineglass, Tamara said, "Don't worry about it; it's inconsequential."
n. aggressive entrance into foreign territory; raid or invasion
E.g. The nightly incursion and hit-and-run raid of our neighbors across the border tried the patience of the country to the point where we decided to retaliate in force.
a. unclear; vague; lacking precise limits
E.g. The indefinite, which is born from the human and divine combination of the infinite and the finite, escapes them.
n. concave cut into a surface or edge; small hollow or depression
E.g. You can tell one tree from another by examining their leaves and noting the differences in any indentation along the edges of the leaves.
a. incapable of being described
E.g. But now, though her voice was still sweet, I found in its melody an indescribable sadness.
v. charge; accuse formally of a crime
E.g. The district attorney didn't want to indict the suspect until she was sure she had a strong enough case to convince a jury.
a. affected with indignation; wrathful; passionate; irate; feeling wrath by unworthy or unjust treatment
E.g. "Stupid things!" Alice began in a loud, indignant voice, but she stopped hastily.
a. essential; requisite; impossible to be omitted or remitted
E.g. It was the routine but indispensable ceremonies of state.
n. something that helps bring about an action or a desired result; an incentive
E.g. His inducement was a bonus of one thousand dollars.
a. unsuitable; disqualified by law, rule, or provision; unworthy of being chosen
E.g. Some farmers have said the system is unfair because many families are ineligible for help if a wife or son has taken up work in a nearby town.
a. not explicable; not explainable; incapable of being explained, interpreted, or accounted for
E.g. The miracle is an event inexplicable by the laws of nature.
a. incapable of failure or error
E.g. Declaring yourself infallible is a laughable way to win the argument.
a. unable to have children
E.g. It started a year ago, when Islamic clerics in Kano state condemned immunization campaigns as an American plot to make Muslim women infertile.
v. set on fire; cause to burn, flame, or glow; kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat
E.g. When we antagonize, taunt or inflame our opponents, we motivate them to defeat us.