idolatry noun Idol worship excessive or unthinking devotion or adoration After

Idolatry noun idol worship excessive or unthinking

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idolatry (noun) Idol worship; excessive or unthinking devotion or adoration After a year in an education Ph.D. program, she'd had enough with the idolatry of Howard Gardner and his theory of multiple intelligences. “Gardner isn't a god,” she would say, “and you simply can't learn calculus through movement or interpersonal skills.” idyllic or idyll (adj, noun) Presenting a positive, peaceful view of rural life (as poetry or prose); pleasant in a natural, simple way (adj); a happy, enjoyable experience (noun) An action-packed vacation wasn't their style. For their honeymoon, they enjoyed a quiet idyll in a cabin in the woods, just watching the deer and enjoying nature. ignoble (adj) Not noble; having mean, base, low motives; low quality What you have done may not be illegal, but it surely is ignoble— people who don't read the user agreement surely do not expect that, by clicking “I Agree,” they have signed up for a Jelly-of-the-Month club! imbue (verb) Permeate or saturate, as dye in a fabric; influence throughout After shearing the sheep and spinning the yarn, the next step is to imbue the yarn with dye. / His poems are imbued with a sense of longing for a lost homeland. immutable (adj) Unchangeable Studies of the brains of stroke patients have shown that our identities are not fixed and immutable; rather, physical injuries to the brain can drastically change our personalities. impasse (noun) Position or road from which there is no escape; deadlock If the union won't budge on its demands and the transit authority won't raise salaries, then we are at an impasse.
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impassive (adj) Not having or not showing physical feeling or emotion Having been in and out of hospitals all his life, he accepted this latest diagnosis impassively. “Whatever happens, happens,” he said. impecunious (adj) Poor, without money Having grown up with impecunious parents who could barely keep the electricity on in the house, she was now obsessed with wealth and security. imperious (adj) Commanding, domineering; acting like a high-ranking person; urgent Her friends were peeved by her imperious attitude and talked about her while she was in the ladies’ room: “Who does she think she is, not only picking the bar and the meeting time, but also telling us where to sit?” impermeable (adj) Impassable, not allowing passage through (such as by a liquid) A good raincoat is totally impermeable to water. imperturbable (adj) Calm, not able to be upset or agitated Having seen pretty much everything, the kindergarten teacher was truly imperturbable: a morning containing a discipline problem, two bathroom accidents, one fight, and one temper tantrum didn't bother her in the least. impervious (adj) Impenetrable, not able to be harmed or emotionally disturbed The problem with arrogant people is that they are impervious to criticism of their arrogance; anything you say to them just rolls right off.
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