VOCAB OF THE DAY

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VOCABULARY

  1. INORDINATE (ADJECTIVE): excessive

Synonyms: dizzying, exorbitant          

Antonyms: moderate, reasonable

Example Sentence: Some dogs are very hyper and require an inordinate amount of attention from their owners.

 

  1. INDIGENOUS (ADJECTIVE): native

Synonyms: domestic, homegrown

Antonyms: alien, foreign

Example Sentence: Nothing beats fresh produce from the ground in its indigenous state.

 

  1. INTERMITTENT (ADJECTIVE): irregular

Synonyms: fitful, infrequent  

Antonyms: regular, frequent

Example Sentence: The holiday lights are intermittent and flicker on and off constantly.

 

  1. INCESSANT (ADJECTIVE): ceaseless

Synonyms: endless, continuous   

Antonyms: bounded, ceasing

Example Sentence: His hostility to Reva was incessant.

 

  1. INSULAR (ADJECTIVE):  narrow-minded

Synonyms: circumscribed, parochial                

Antonyms: broad-minded, unbiased

Example Sentence: Only a few people live in their insular neighborhood in the coldest part of Alaska.

 

  1. JINX (NOUN): curse

Synonyms: hex, hoodoo  

Antonyms: boon, luck

Example Sentence: He regarded her as a jinx because she had lost her husband.

 

  1. INERTIA (NOUN): laziness

Synonyms: passivity, sluggishness  

Antonyms: action, activity

Example Sentence: After a large meal, inertia usually keeps me on the couch all day.

 

  1. IMMACULATE (ADJECTIVE): unspoiled  

Synonyms: exquisite, neat       

Antonyms: dull, defiled

Example Sentence: The soldier was reprimanded for ruining his immaculate uniform.

 

  1. IMPUTE (VERB):  attribute

Synonyms: accredit, assign

Antonyms: exonerate, exculpate

Example Sentence: Even though my sister had broken the window, she tried to impute the damage onto me.

 

  1. INKLING (NOUN): idea

Synonyms: clue, hunch

Antonyms: knowledge, information

Example Sentence: The records give us an inkling of how people saw the world.