Competitive Exams: Word List: Vocabulary I

Word List: I

  • iconoclast: Person who attacks popular beliefs
  • iconoclastic: Attacking cherished beliefs
  • idiosyncrasy: Personal mannerism
  • idolatrous: Worshipping idols
  • idolatry: Excessive admiration of
  • idyll: a carefree episode or experience
  • ignoble: Dishonorable, common, undignified
  • ignominious: Shameful, dishonorable, undignified, disgraceful
  • illicit: Unlawful, forbidden
  • illusory: Deceptive; an illusion
  • imbroglio: Complicated and embarrassing situation
  • immaculate: Pure, faultless
  • immerse: Absorb; put under the surface of
  • imminent: Likely to come or happen soon
  • immutable: That cannot be changed
  • impair: Worsen, diminish in value
  • impaired: Damaged, weakened
  • impassive: Unmoved; feeling no sign of passion
  • impecunious: Having little or no money
  • impede: Hinder; get in the way of
  • impediment: Smth that hinders (e. g. Stammer)
  • impending: Imminent, being about to happen, expected
  • imperative: Urgent, essential
  • imperious: Commanding, haughty, arrogant
  • imperviousness-haughty, arrogant, commanding
  • impermeable: That cannot be permeated
  • imperturbable: Calm; not capable of being excited
  • impervious: Not allowing to pass through (of materials)
  • imperviousness: Arrogance, commanding presence, overbearingness
  • impetuous: Having sudden energy, impulsive, thrusting ahead, forceful
  • impiety: Lack of reverence or dutifulness
  • implacable: Incapable of being placated, unpleasable
  • implausibility: Incredibility
  • implicate: Show that smb has a share
  • implicit: Implied though not plainly expressed
  • implosion: Collapse; bursting inward
  • imply: Make a suggestion
  • importune-beg urgently; solicit (of a prostitute)
  • imprecation: An invocation of evil; a curse
  • impromptu: Without preparation
  • impudence: Being rash, indiscreet
  • 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
  • incise: Engrave, make a cut in
  • incite: Stir up, rouse
  • inclined: Directing the mind in a certain direction
  • incoherently: Not consistently, unclearly
  • incongruous-out of place, not in harmony or agreement
  • incorrigibility-cannot be cured or corrected
  • incredulous: Skeptical, 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
  • indelicate: Immodest; lacking in refinement
  • 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: Unskillful; said or done at the wrong time
  • infertile: Not fertile, barren
  • inflame-become red, angry
  • inflammatory: Tending to inflame
  • infuriate: Fill with fury or rage
  • infuse: Put, pour, fill
  • ingenuous: Naive, young, artless, frank, honest, sincere
  • ingest: Take in by swallowing
  • inherent: Existing as a natural part
  • inhibit: Hinder, restrain
  • 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 smth gently
  • insipid: Without taste or flavor
  • insouciant: Unconcerned, carefree
  • insularity: Narrow-mindedness, isolated
  • insurrection: Rising of people to open resistance to
  • interdict: Prohibit, forbid
  • interim: As an installment
  • intersperse: Place here and there
  • intervene: Come between; interfere to change the result
  • intractable: Unruly, refractory, stubborn
  • intransigence: Unwillingness to compromise, stubbornness, intractability
  • 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
  • involute: Complex
  • irascible: Irritable, easily angered
  • irate: Angry
  • ire: Anger
  • irksome: Tiresome
  • irrelevant: Not relevant, not connected
  • irresolute: Hesitating; undecided
  • irrevocable-final and unalterable
  • itinerary: Plan for a journey, details or records of a route
  • itinerate: To travel from place to place, to peregrinate
  • iconoclast: An image-breaker. Idiosyncrasy: A mental qu J: Jocular: Inclined to joke. Jovial: Merry. Judicious: Prudent.