not able to be corrected or repaired; impossible to repair irrepressible unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back irreproachable beyond reproach; blameless; impeccable; Ex. irreproachable conduct
irresolute uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution indecisive marked by indecision; inconclusive; Ex. indecisive battle indecision irresolution; inability to make up one's mind irretrievable impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve irreverence lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent irrevocable unalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke isotope varying from of an element isthmus narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land itinerant wandering; traveling from place to place (to perform work); Ex. itinerant preacher itineraryplan of a trip; record of a trip jabber chatter rapidly or unintelligibly jab poke abruptly with something sharp; punch with short blows jaded tired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite jargon language used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish; nonsensical or incoherent talk jaundiced yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye jaundicemedical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias jaunt trip; short journey jaunty cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat jeopardize endanger; imperil; put at risk; N. jeopardy: danger jettison throw overboard (from a ship or plane) jibe agree; be in harmony with; gibe jingoist extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism jocose given to(having a tendency of) joking jocular said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking jest playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully jocund merry jollity gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay jostle shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds shove push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N. bump hit or knock against with force; N. jovial good-natured; merry; cheerful jubilation rejoicing; great joy judicious sound on judgment; wise juggernaut irresistible crushing force; overwhelming advancing force that crushes everything in its path jug pitcher; container for holding liquids juncture crisis; point in time; joining point; joint; act of joining junket trip especially one taken for pleasure by an official at public expense unta group of persons joined in political intrigue; cabal; group of military officers ruling a country after seizing power (by force) jurisprudence science of law jurisdiction right and power to apply the law; authority
juridical of the law and its administration; CF. judicial: of courts of law; CF. judiciary juxtapose place side by side; CF. next kaleidoscopetube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc.
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