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genitive
adj. Indicating source, origin, possession, or the like.
genteel
adj. Well-bred or refined.
gentile
adj. Belonging to a people not Jewish.
geology
n. The department of natural science that treats of the constitution and structure of the earth.
germane
adj. Relevant.
germinate
v. To begin to develop into an embryo or higher form.
gestation
n. Pregnancy.
gesticulate
v. To make gestures or motions, as in speaking, or in place of speech.
gesture
n. A movement or action of the hands or face, expressive of some idea or emotion.
ghastly
adj. Hideous.
gibe
v. To utter taunts or reproaches.
giddy
adj. Affected with a whirling or swimming sensation in the head.
gigantic
adj. Tremendous.
giver
n. One who gives, in any sense.
glacial
adj. Icy, or icily cold.
glacier
n. A field or stream of ice.
gladden
v. To make joyous.
glazier
n. One who cuts and fits panes of glass, as for windows.
glimmer
n. A faint, wavering, unsteady light.
glimpse
n. A momentary look.
globose
adj. Spherical.
globular
adj. Spherical.
glorious
adj. Of excellence and splendor.
glutinous
adj. Sticky.
gluttonous
adj. Given to excess in eating.
gnash
v. To grind or strike the teeth together, as from rage.
Gordian knot
n. Any difficulty the only issue out of which is by bold or unusual manners.
gourmand
n. A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table.
gosling
n. A young goose.
gossamer
adj. Flimsy.
gourd
n. A melon, pumpkin, squash, or some similar fruit having a hard rind.
graceless
adj. Ungracious.
gradation
n. A step, degree, rank, or relative position in an order or series.
gradient
adj. Moving or advancing by steps.
granary
n. A storehouse for grain after it is thrashed or husked.
grandeur
n. The quality of being grand or admirably great.
grandiloquent
adj. Speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style.
grandiose
adj. Having an imposing style or effect.
grantee
n. The person to whom property is transferred by deed.
grantor
n. The maker of a deed.
granular
adj. Composed of small grains or particles.
granulate
v. To form into grains or small particles.
granule
n. A small grain or particle.
grapple
v. To take hold of.
gratification
n. Satisfaction.
gratify
v. To please, as by satisfying a physical or mental desire or need.
gratuitous
adj. Voluntarily.
gratuity
n. That which is given without demand or claim. Tip.
gravity
n. Seriousness.
gregarious
adj. Not habitually solitary or living alone.
grenadier
n. A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature.
grief
n. Sorrow.
grievance
n. That which oppresses, injures, or causes grief and at the same time a sense of wrong.
grievous
adj. Creating affliction.
grimace
n. A distortion of the features, occasioned by some feeling of pain, disgust, etc.
grindstone
n. A flat circular stone, used for sharpening tools.
grisly
adj. Fear-inspiring.
grotesque
adj. Incongruously composed or ill-proportioned.
grotto
n. A small cavern.
ground
n. A pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk.
guess
n. Surmise.
guile
n. Duplicity.
guileless
adj. Frank.
guinea
n. An English monetary unit.
guise
n. The external appearance as produced by garb or costume.
gullible
adj. Credulous.
gumption
n. Common sense.
gusto
n. Keen enjoyment.
guy
n. Stay-rope.
guzzle
v. To swallow greedily or hastily; gulp.
gynecocracy
n. Female supremacy.
gynecology
n. The science that treats of the functions and diseases peculiar to women.
gyrate
v. To revolve.
gyroscope
n. An instrument for illustrating the laws of rotation.
habitable
adj. Fit to be dwelt in.
habitant
n. Dweller.
habitual
adj. According to usual practice.
habitude
n. Customary relation or association.
hackney
v. To make stale or trite by repetition.
haggard
adj. Worn and gaunt in appearance.
halcyon
adj. Calm.
hale
adj. Of sound and vigorous health.
handwriting
n. Penmanship.
hanger-on
n. A parasite.
happy-go-lucky
adj. Improvident.
harangue
n. A tirade.
harass
v. To trouble with importunities, cares, or annoyances.
harbinger
n. One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing.
hard-hearted
adj. Lacking pity or sympathy.
hardihood
n. Foolish daring.
harmonious
adj. Concordant in sound.
havoc
n. Devastation.
hawthorn
n. A thorny shrub much used in England for hedges.
hazard
n. Risk.
head first
adv. Precipitately, as in diving.
head foremost
adv. Precipitately, as in diving.
heartrending
adj. Very depressing.
heathenish
adj. Irreligious.
heedless
adj. Thoughtless.
heifer
n. A young cow.
heinous
adj. Odiously sinful.
hemorrhage
n. Discharge of blood from a ruptured or wounded blood-vessel.
hemorrhoids
n. pl. Tumors composed of enlarged and thickened blood-vessels, at the lower end of the rectum.
henchman
n. A servile assistant and subordinate.
henpeck
v. To worry or harass by ill temper and petty annoyances.
heptagon
n. A figure having seven sides and seven angles.
heptarchy
n. A group of seven governments.
herbaceous
adj. Having the character of a herb.
herbarium
n. A collection of dried plants scientifically arranged for study.
herbivorous
adj. Feeding on herbs or other vegetable matter, as animals.
hereditary
adj. Passing naturally from parent to child.
heredity
n. Transmission of physical or mental qualities, diseases, etc., from parent to offspring.
heresy
n. An opinion or doctrine subversive of settled beliefs or accepted principles.
heretic
n. One who holds opinions contrary to the recognized standards or tenets of any philosophy.
heritage
n. Birthright.
hernia
n. Protrusion of any internal organ in whole or in part from its normal position.
hesitancy
n. A pausing to consider.
hesitant
adj. Vacillating.
hesitation
n. Vacillation.
heterodox
adj. At variance with any commonly accepted doctrine or opinion.
heterogeneity
n. Unlikeness of constituent parts.
heterogeneous
adj. Consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds.
heteromorphic
adj. Deviating from the normal form or standard type.
hexangular
adj. Having six angles.
hexapod
adj. Having six feet.
hexagon
n. A figure with six angles.
hiatus
n. A break or vacancy where something necessary to supply the connection is wanting.
hibernal
adj. Pertaining to winter.
Hibernian
adj. Pertaining to Ireland, or its people.
hideous
adj. Appalling.
hilarious
adj. Boisterously merry.
hillock
n. A small hill or mound.
hinder
v. To obstruct.
hindmost
adj. Farthest from the front.
hindrance
n. An obstacle.
hirsute
adj. Having a hairy covering.
hoard
v. To gather and store away for the sake of accumulation.
hoarse
adj. Having the voice harsh or rough, as from a cold or fatigue.
homage
n. Reverential regard or worship.
homogeneity
n. Congruity of the members or elements or parts.
homogeneous
adj. Made up of similar parts or elements.
homologous
adj. Identical in nature, make-up, or relation.
homonym
n. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.
homophone
n. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.
honorarium
n. A token fee or payment to a professional man for services.
hoodwink
v. To deceive.
horde
n. A gathered multitude of human beings.
hosiery
n. A stocking.
hospitable
adj. Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness.
hospitality
n. The practice of receiving and entertaining strangers and guests with kindness.
hostility
n. Enmity.
huckster
n. One who retails small wares.
humane
adj. Compassionate.
humanitarian
n. A philanthropist.
humanize
v. To make gentle or refined.
humbug
n. Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead.
humiliate
v. To put to shame.
hussar
n. A light-horse trooper armed with saber and carbine.
hustle
v. To move with haste and promptness.
hybrid
adj. Cross-bred.
hydra
n. The seven- or nine-headed water-serpent slain by Hercules.
hydraulic
adj. Involving the moving of water, of the force exerted by water in motion.
hydrodynamics
n. The branch of mechanics that treats of the dynamics of fluids.
hydroelectric
adj. Pertaining to electricity developed water or steam.
hydromechanics
n. The mechanics of fluids.
hydrometer
n. An instrument for determining the density of solids and liquids by flotation.
hydrostatics
n. The branch of science that treats of the pressure and equilibrium of fluids.
hydrous
adj. Watery.
hygiene
n. The branch of medical science that relates to improving health.
hypercritical
adj. Faultfinding.
hypnosis
n. An artificial trance-sleep.
hypnotic
adj. Tending to produce sleep.
hypnotism
n. An artificially induced somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestion.
hypnotize
v. To produce a somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestions.
hypocrisy
n. Extreme insincerity.
hypocrite
n. One who makes false professions of his views or beliefs.
hypodermic
adj. Pertaining to the area under the skin.
hypotenuse
n. The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle.
hypothesis
n. A proposition taken for granted as a premise from which to reach a conclusion.
hysteria
n. A nervous affection occurring typically in paroxysms of laughing and crying.
ichthyic
adj. Fish-like.
ichthyology
n. The branch of zoology that treats of fishes.
ichthyosaurs
n. A fossil reptile.
icily
adv. Frigidly.
iciness
n. The state of being icy.
icon
n. An image or likeness.
iconoclast
n. An image-breaker.
idealize
v. To make to conform to some mental or imaginary standard.
idiom
n. A use of words peculiar to a particular language.
idiosyncrasy
n. A mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual.
idolize
v. To regard with inordinate love or admiration.
ignoble
adj. Low in character or purpose.
ignominious
adj. Shameful.
Iliad
n. A Greek epic poem describing scenes from the siege of Troy.
illegal
adj. Not according to law.
illegible
adj. Undecipherable.
illegitimate
adj. Unlawfully begotten.
illiberal
adj. Stingy.
illicit
adj. Unlawful.
illimitable
adj. Boundless.
illiterate
adj. Having little or no book-learning.
ill-natured
adj. Surly.
illogical
adj. Contrary to the rules of sound thought.
illuminant
n. That which may be used to produce light.
illuminate
v. To supply with light.
illumine
v. To make bright or clear.
illusion
n. An unreal image presented to the senses.
illusive
adj. Deceptive.
illusory
adj. Deceiving or tending to deceive, as by false appearance.
imaginable
adj. That can be imagined or conceived in the mind.
imaginary
adj. Fancied.
imbibe
v. To drink or take in.
imbroglio
n. A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling, perplexity, or strife.
imbrue
v. To wet or moisten.
imitation
n. That which is made as a likeness or copy.
imitator
n. One who makes in imitation.
immaculate
adj. Without spot or blemish.
immaterial
adj. Of no essential consequence.
immature
adj. Not full-grown.
immeasurable
adj. Indefinitely extensive.
immense
adj. Very great in degree, extent, size, or quantity.
immerse
v. To plunge or dip entirely under water or other fluid.
immersion
n. The act of plunging or dipping entirely under water or another fluid.
immigrant
n. A foreigner who enters a country to settle there.
immigrate
v. To come into a country or region from a former habitat.
imminence
n. Impending evil or danger.
imminent
adj. Dangerous and close at hand.
immiscible
adj. Separating, as oil and water.
immoral
adj. Habitually engaged in licentious or lewd practices.
immortalize
v. To cause to last or to be known or remembered throughout a great or indefinite length of time.
immovable
adj. Steadfast.
immune
adj. Exempt, as from disease.
immutable
adj. Unchangeable.
impair
v. To cause to become less or worse.
impalpable
adj. Imperceptible to the touch.
impartial
adj. Unbiased.
impassable
adj. That can not be passed through or over.
impassible
adj. Not moved or affected by feeling.
impassive
adj. Unmoved by or not exhibiting feeling.
impatience
n. Unwillingness to brook delays or wait the natural course of things.
impeccable
adj. Blameless.
impecunious
adj. Having no money.
impede
v. To be an obstacle or to place obstacles in the way of.
impel
v. To drive or urge forward.
impend
v. To be imminent.
imperative
adj. Obligatory.
imperceptible
adj. Indiscernible.
imperfectible
adj. That can not be perfected.
imperil
v. To endanger.
imperious
adj. Insisting on obedience.
impermissible
adj. Not permissible.
impersonal
adj. Not relating to a particular person or thing.
impersonate
v. To appear or act in the character of.
impersuadable
adj. Unyielding.
impertinence
n. Rudeness.
imperturbable
adj. Calm.
impervious
adj. Impenetrable.
impetuosity
n. Rashness.
impetuous
adj. Impulsive.
impetus
n. Any impulse or incentive.
impiety
n. Irreverence toward God.
impious
adj. Characterized by irreverence or irreligion.
implausible
adj. Not plausible.
impliable
adj. Capable of being inferred.
implicate
v. To show or prove to be involved in or concerned
implicit
adj. Implied.
imply
v. To signify.
impolitic
adj. Inexpedient.
importation
n. The act or practice of bringing from one country into another.
importunate
adj. Urgent in character, request, or demand.
importune
v. To harass with persistent demands or entreaties.
impotent
adj. Destitute of or lacking in power, physical, moral, or intellectual.
impoverish
v. To make indigent or poor.
impracticable
adj. Not feasible.
impregnable
adj. That can not be taken by assault.
impregnate
v. To make pregnant.
impromptu
n. Anything done or said on the impulse of the moment.
improper
adj. Not appropriate, suitable, or becoming.
impropriety
n. The state or quality of being unfit, unseemly, or inappropriate.
improvident
adj. Lacking foresight or thrift.
improvise
v. To do anything extemporaneously or offhand.
imprudent
adj. Heedless.
impudence
n. Insolent disrespect.
impugn
v. To assail with arguments, insinuations, or accusations.
impulsion
n. Impetus.
impulsive
adj. Unpremeditated.
impunity
n. Freedom from punishment.
impure
adj. Tainted.
impute
v. To attribute.
inaccessible
adj. Difficult of approach.
inaccurate
adj. Not exactly according to the facts.
inactive
adj. Inert.
inadequate
adj. Insufficient.
inadmissible
adj. Not to be approved, considered, or allowed, as testimony.
inadvertent
adj. Accidental.
inadvisable
adj. Unadvisable.
inane
adj. Silly.
inanimate
adj. Destitute of animal life.
inapprehensible
adj. Not to be understood.
inapt
adj. Awkward or slow.
inarticulate
adj. Speechless.
inaudible
adj. That can not be heard.
inborn
adj. Implanted by nature.
inbred
adj. Innate.
incandescence
n. The state of being white or glowing with heat.
incandescent
adj. White or glowing with heat.
incapacitate
v. To deprive of power, capacity, competency, or qualification.
incapacity
n. Want of power to apprehend, understand, and manage.
incarcerate
v. To imprison.
incendiary
n. Chemical or person who starts a fire-literally or figuratively.
incentive
n. That which moves the mind or inflames the passions.
inception
n. The beginning.
inceptive
adj. Beginning.
incessant
adj. Unceasing.
inchmeal
adv. Piecemeal.
inchoate
adj. Incipient.
inchoative
n. That which begins, or expresses beginning. incidence
incident
n. A happening in general, especially one of little importance.
incidentally
adv. Without intention.
incinerate
v. To reduce to ashes.
incipience
n. Beginning.
incipient
adj. Initial.
incisor
n. A front or cutting tooth.
incite
v. To rouse to a particular action.
incitement
n. That which moves to action, or serves as an incentive or stimulus.
incoercible
adj. Incapable of being forced, constrained, or compelled.
incoherence
n. Want of connection, or agreement, as of parts or ideas in thought, speech, etc.
incoherent
adj. Not logically coordinated, as to parts, elements, or details.
incombustible
adj. That can not be burned.
incomparable
adj. Matchless.
incompatible
adj. Discordant.
incompetence
n. General lack of capacity or fitness.
incompetent
adj. Not having the abilities desired or necessary for any purpose.
incomplete
adj. Lacking some element, part, or adjunct necessary or required.
incomprehensible
adj. Not understandable.
incompressible
adj. Resisting all attempts to reduce volume by pressure.
inconceivable
adj. Incomprehensible.
incongruous
adj. Unsuitable for the time, place, or occasion.
inconsequential
adj. Valueless.
inconsiderable
adj. Small in quantity or importance.
inconsistent
adj. Contradictory.
inconstant
adj. Changeable.
incontrovertible
adj. Indisputable.
inconvenient
adj. Interfering with comfort or progress.
indefensible
adj. Untenable.
indefinitely
adv. In a vague or uncertain way.
indelible
adj. That can not be blotted out, effaced, destroyed, or removed.
indescribable
adj. That can not be described.
indestructible
adj. That can not be destroyed.
indicant
adj. That which points out.
indicator
n. One who or that which points out.
indict
v. To find and declare chargeable with crime.
indigence
n. Poverty.
indigenous
adj. Native.
indigent
adj. Poor.
indigestible
adj. Not digestible, or difficult to digest.
indigestion
n. Difficulty or failure in the alimentary canal in changing food into absorptive nutriment.
indignant
adj. Having such anger and scorn as is aroused by meanness or wickedness.
indignity
n. Unmerited contemptuous conduct or treatment.
indiscernible
adj. Not perceptible.
indiscreet
adj. Lacking wise judgment.
indiscriminate
adj. Promiscuous.
indispensable
adj. Necessary or requisite for the purpose.
indistinct
adj. Vague.
indivertible
adj. That can not be turned aside.
indivisible
adj. Not separable into parts.
indolence
n. Laziness.
indolent
adj. Habitually inactive or idle.
indomitable
adj. Unconquerable.
induct
v. To bring in.
indulgence
n. The yielding to inclination, passion, desire, or propensity in oneself or another.
indulgent
adj. Yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one's care.
inebriate
v. To intoxicate.
inedible
adj. Not good for food.
ineffable
adj. Unutterable.
inefficient
adj. Not accomplishing an intended purpose.
inefficiency
n. That which does not accomplish an intended purpose.
ineligible
adj. Not suitable to be selected or chosen.
inept
adj. Not fit or suitable.
inert
adj. Inanimate.
inestimable
adj. Above price.
inevitable
adj. Unavoidable.
inexcusable
adj. Not to be justified.
inexhaustible
adj. So large or furnishing so great a supply as not to be emptied, wasted, or spent.
inexorable
adj. Unrelenting.
inexpedient
adj. Unadvisable.
inexpensive
adj. Low-priced.
inexperience
n. Lack of or deficiency in experience.
inexplicable
adj. Such as can not be made plain.
inexpressible
adj. Unutterable.
inextensible
adj. Of unchangeable length or area.
infallible
adj. Exempt from error of judgment, as in opinion or statement.
infamous
adj. Publicly branded or notorious, as for vice, or crime.
infamy
n. Total loss or destitution of honor or reputation.
inference
n. The derivation of a judgment from any given material of knowledge on the ground of law.
infernal
adj. Akin to or befitting hell or its occupants.
infest
v. To be present in such numbers as to be a source of annoyance, trouble, or danger.
infidel
n. One who denies the existence of God.
infidelity
n. Disloyalty.
infinite
adj. Measureless.
infinity
n. Boundless or immeasurable extension or duration.
infirm
adj. Lacking in bodily or mental strength.
infirmary
n. A place for the reception or treatment of the sick.
infirmity
n. A physical, mental, or moral weakness or flaw.
inflammable
adj. Easily set on fire or excited.
inflammation
n. A morbid process in some part of the body characterized by heat, swelling, and pain.
inflexible
adj. That can not be altered or varied.
influence
n. Ability to sway the will of another.
influential
adj. Having the power to sway the will of another.
influx
n. Infusion.
infrequence
n. Rareness.
infrequent
adj. Uncommon.
infringe
v. To trespass upon.
infuse
v. To instill, introduce, or inculcate, as principles or qualities.
infusion
n. The act of imbuing, or pouring in.
ingenious
adj. Evincing skill, originality, or cleverness, as in contrivance or arrangement.
ingenuity
n. Cleverness in contriving, combining, or originating.
ingenuous
adj. Candid, frank, or open in character or quality.
inglorious
adj. Shameful.
ingraft
v. To set or implant deeply and firmly.
ingratiate
v. To win confidence or good graces for oneself.
ingratitude
n. Insensibility to kindness.
ingredient
n. Component.
inherence
n. The state of being permanently existing in something.
inherent
adj. Intrinsic.
inhibit
v. To hold back or in.
inhospitable
adj. Not disposed to entertain strangers gratuitously.
inhuman
adj. Savage.
inhume
v. To place in the earth, as a dead body.
inimical
adj. Adverse.
iniquity
n. Gross wrong or injustice.
initiate
v. To perform the first act or rite.
inject
v. To introduce, as a fluid, by injection.
injunction
n. Mandate.
inkling
n. A hint.
inland
adj. Remote from the sea.
inlet
n. A small body of water leading into a larger.
inmost
adj. Deepest within.
innocuous
adj. Harmless.
innovate
v. To introduce or strive to introduce new things.
innuendo
n. Insinuation.
innumerable
adj. Countless.
inoffensive
adj. Causing nothing displeasing or disturbing.
inopportune
adj. Unsuitable or inconvenient, especially as to time.
inquire
v. To ask information about.
inquisition
n. A court or tribunal for examination and punishment of heretics.
inquisitive
adj. Given to questioning, especially out of curiosity.
inquisitor
n. One who makes an investigation.
inroad
n. Forcible encroachment or trespass.
insatiable
adj. That desires or craves immoderately or unappeasably.
inscribe
v. To enter in a book, or on a list, roll, or document, by writing.
inscrutable
adj. Impenetrably mysterious or profound.
insecure
adj. Not assured of safety.
insensible
adj. Imperceptible.
insentient
adj. Lacking the power of feeling or perceiving.
inseparable
adj. That can not be separated.
insidious
adj. Working ill by slow and stealthy means.
insight
n. Intellectual discernment.
insignificance
n. Lack of import or of importance.
insignificant
adj. Without importance, force, or influence.
insinuate
v. To imply.
insipid
adj. Tasteless.
insistence
n. Urgency.
insistent
adj. Urgent.
insolence
n. Pride or haughtiness exhibited in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others.
insolent
adj. Impudent.
insomnia
n. Sleeplessness.
inspector
n. An official appointed to examine or oversee any matter of public interest or importance.
instance
n. A single occurrence or happening of a given kind.
instant
n. A very brief portion of time.
instantaneous
adj. Done without perceptible lapse of time.
instigate
v. To provoke.
instigator
n. One who incites to evil.
instill
v. To infuse.
instructive
adj. Conveying knowledge.
insufficiency
n. Inadequacy.
insufficient
adj. Inadequate for some need, purpose, or use.
insular
adj. Pertaining to an island.
insulate
v. To place in a detached state or situation.
insuperable
adj. Invincible.
insuppressible
adj. Incapable of being concealed.
insurgence
n. Uprising.
insurgent
n. One who takes part in forcible opposition to the constituted authorities of a place.
insurrection
n. The state of being in active resistance to authority.
intangible
adj. Not perceptible to the touch.
integrity
n. Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principle.
intellect
n. The faculty of perception or thought.
intellectual
adj. Characterized by intelligence.
intelligence
n. Capacity to know or understand.
intelligible
adj. Comprehensible.
intemperance
n. Immoderate action or indulgence, as of the appetites.
intension
n. The act of stringing or stretching, or state of being strained.
intensive
adj. Adding emphasis or force.
intention
n. That upon which the mind is set.
interact
v. To act reciprocally.
intercede
v. To mediate between persons.
intercept
v. To interrupt the course of.
intercession
n. Entreaty in behalf of others.
intercessor
n. A mediator.
interdict
n. Authoritative act of prohibition.