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misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusionillusive:deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptiveillusory:illusive; deceptive; not realimbalance:lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion♥disproportion:lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate♠imbecility:weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; foolimbibe:drink in♠imbroglio:complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confusedmass (as of papers); V. embroil♠imbue:saturate(soak thoroughly); fill; Ex. imbue someone with feelings24immaculate:spotless; flawless; absolutely clean♥tenant:one that pays rent to use property owned by another♥tenancy:possession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant’s occupancyimminent:impending; near at handimmobility:state of being immovable♠immolate:offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)immune:resistant to; free or exempt from; N. immunity♠immure:imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wallimmutable:unchangeableimpair:injure; hurt; damage♠impale:pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spearimpalpable:imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptibleimpartial:not biased; fair; N. impartiality♥impart:grant a share of; make known; Ex. news to impart89
impassable:not able to be traveled or crossedimpasse:predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progressimpassive:without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face♠impeach:charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness’s credibility♠impeccable:faultless♥credential:evidence concerning one’s authority; written proof of a person’s position; Ex. The new ambassador presentedhis credentials to the court.impecunious:without moneyimpede:hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block♥retard:delay (in development); ADJ. retarded: (as of a child) slower in developmentimpediment:hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impedimentimpel:drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to actionimpending:nearing; approaching; about to happenimpenetrable:not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mysteryimpenitent:not repentantimperative:absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N:something that must be doneimperceptible:unnoticeable; impossible to perceive; undetectableimperial:like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism♥imperil:put in danger♠imperious:domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperorimpermeable:impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeateimpertinent:insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinenceimperturbable:unshakably calm; placid♥collected:composed; calm; self-possessed♠impervious:impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one’s opinions); Ex.