A. personal peculiarity – Wearing white was one of Whistler’s idiosyncrasies.
Synonyms: eccentricity, foible, mannerism, crotchet, aberration, quirk, singularity
(noun: IGNOMINY): Incurring public disgrace – suffered an ignominious descent from political power.
Synonyms: infamous, degrading, opprobrious, odious
Antonyms: illustrious, renowned, preeminent
Spotless; pure – an immaculate reputation.
Synonyms: undefiled, unsullied, unblemished, untarnished
Antonyms: defiled, sullied, blemished
Likely to occur soon – stood in imminent peril.
(verb: IMMUNIZE): Exempt from; protected from – immune from taxation.
Synonym : unsusceptible
To pierce through with a pointed instrument – impaled a spider to the wall.
(1) To accuse (a public official) of wrongdoing – impeached the judge for accepting a bribe.
(2) To cast discredit upon – impeached his motives.
Synonyms: call in question, discredit
Faultless – performed with impeccable skill.
Synonyms: consummate, irreproachable, unerring, infallible
Antonyms: culpable, fallible
Incapable of being penetrated – a mind impervious to new ideas.
Synonyms: impermeable, impenetrable
Antonyms: permeable, pervasive
Incapable of being soothed, made peaceful, or forgiving – implacable resentment.
Synonyms: unrelenting, inexorable, unappeasable
Antonyms: placable, forbearing
(1) Implied but not clearly expressed – an implicit agreement.
(2) Unquestioning – implicit confidence.
Synonyms: tacit, implied
(noun): Meaning; significance or importance – a matter of great import.
Synonyms: purport, moment, consequence
(noun: IMPOSTURE): One who pretends to be what he is notunmasked as an impostor.
Synonyms: quack, mountebank, charlatan, bogus, fraud
A curse – hurled imprecations at those who would not listen to him.
Synonyms: execration, malediction, anathema
Antonyms: benediction, benison
Unconquerable – an impregnable fortress.
Improper act, manners, or expression – guilty of impropriety in public office.
Synonyms: indecency, indecorum
Lacking in thrift; not providing for future needs – an improvident spender.
Synonyms: prodigal, shiftless
To attack or criticize as false; to call in question – impugned his honesty.
To imprison – crushed his opponents by incarcerating them.
Synonyms: intern, immure
Antonyms: emancipate, enfranchise
Cutting, penetrating – incisive criticism.
Synonyms: sarcastic, mordant, trenchant, acute
With one’s identity concealed – traveled incognito.
Indisputable – incontrovertible evidence.
Synonyms: irrefutable, -indubitable
An increase – a salary increment.
(noun): An officeholder – the incumbent in an election.
(adj.): Obligatory – felt it incumbent to reply.
Synonyms: – mandatory, imperative
Untiring – an indefatigable worker.
Synonyms:unflagging, unremitting, persevering
Native – Rice is indigenous to China.
Stubborn in determination not to be subdued – indomitable courage.
Synonyms:insuperable, irrepressible, invincible, unyielding
Antonyms:tractable, amenable, docile, submissive
A conclusion reached by reasoning from data or premises – an inference drawn from his remarks.
Demonstrating originality, skill, or resourcefulness – an ingenious device.
Synonyms:dextrous, inventive, adroit
Simple and straightforward; concealing nothing – an ingenuous plan that anyone could see through.
Synonyms: unsophisticated, naive, candid
To win another’s favor or good opinion tried to ingratiate himself with the politician.
To check or hinder – inhibited his friend from a foolhardy course.
Harmless; inoffensive – an innocuous remark, but it enraged him.
An indirect reference or suggestion (frequently derogatory) – conveyed his idea by innuendo.
Synonyms: (verb) intimate, insinuate
Excessive – spoiled by inordinate praise.
Synonyms: immoderate, intemperate, extravagant
Unable to be satisfied – insatiable greed
Synonyms. unappeasable, unquenchable, insatiate
Incapable of interpretation or understanding – the inscrutable smile of the Mona Lisa.
Synonyms: unfathomable, cryptic, enigmatic
Working secretly or slyly – that insidious disease, cancer.
Synonyms: wily, crafty, furtive, treacherous, artful, guileful perfidious
To stir tip – instigated discontent among the soldiers.
Synonyms: foment, incite
Honesty, moral soundness – a man of proved integrity.
Synonyms: probity, uprightness, incorruptibility
(noun-. INVECTIVE): To speak angrily or bitterly-inveighed against economic discrimination.
Synonyms: rail, denounce, fulminate, vituperate
Easily angered – Even petty things made Peter irascible.
Synonyms: choleric, petulant, testy, peevish, splenetic, touchy
Antonyms: placid, equable
Anger -aroused his ire.
Synonyms: resentment; (adj.) irate, incensed
Tedious, monotonous – an irksome chore that no one liked.
Traveling about; wandering – an itinerant salesman.