Adj - 13(601-650)


Indelible (adj):  in-del-uh-buhl
If you say that something leaves an indelible impression, you mean that it is very unlikely to be forgotten = permanent
The indelible ink left a permanent mark on my shirt

Indigenous (adj):  in-dij-uh-nuhs
Indigenous people or things belong to the country in which they are found, rather than coming there or being brought there from another country  = native, innate
Ayurveda is the indigenous medical therapy of India

Indigent (adj):  in-di-juhnt
Someone who is indigent is very poor = impecunious
He is an indigent in need of help

Indignant (adj):  in-dig-nuhnt
If you are indignant, you are shocked and angry, because you think that something is unjust or unfair
People are indignant at the way prices are going up

Indiscriminate (adj):  in-di-skrim-uh-nit (605)
If you describe an action as indiscriminate, you are critical of it because it does not involve any careful thought or choice = chosing at random
The indiscriminate use of fertilizers is damaging the ecosystem

Indisputable (adj):  in-di-spyoo-tuh-buhl
If you say that something is indisputable, you are emphasizing that it is true and cannot be shown to be untrue = undeniable
It is indisputable that birds in the UK are bringing this illness

Indolent (adj):  in-dl-uhnt
Someone who is indolent is lazy = lazy
He gave an indolent reply to my quiry

Indomitable (adj):  in-dom-i-tuh-buhl
If you say that someone has an indomitable spirit, you admire them because they never give up or admit that they have been defeated = unconquerable, invincible
The Chinese have proved to be an indomitable race throughout history

Indubitable (adj):  in-doo-bi-tuh-buhl, -dyoo-
You use indubitable to describe something when you want to emphasize that it is definite and cannot be doubted = unquestionable
His indubitable courage in the war earned him medal

Inductive (adj):  in-duhk-tiv (610)
Inductive reasoning is based on the process of induction
For muscle development an inductive signal must pass from the vegetal region

Indulgent (adj):  in-duhl-juhnt
If you are indulgent, you treat a person with special kindness, often in a way that is not good for them = lenient, permissive
His indulgent mother gave him what ever he wanted

Inebriated (adj):  in-ee-bree-eytid
Someone who is inebriated has drunk too much alcohol = drunken
He arrived at the meeting inebriated

Ineffable (adj):  in-ef-uh-buhl
You use ineffable to say that something is so great or extreme that it cannot be described in words = inexpressible, indescribable
Once his admission got confirmed in IIM, He is jumping with ineffable joy

Ineluctable (adj):   in-i-luhk-tuh-buhl
You use ineluctable to describe something that cannot be stopped, escaped, or ignored  = inevitable, inescapable
The defeat of Indian Cricket team in the recent T20 world cup is ineluctable considering their weaknesses in all the areas

Inept (adj):  in-ept, ih-nept (615)
If you say that someone is inept, you are criticizing them because they do something with a complete lack of skill = incompetent
He was criticized for his inept handling of the situation

Inert (adj): in-urt, ih-nurt
Someone or something that is inert does not move at all = immobile
He lay intert on the road after being hit by the car

Inexorable (adj):  in-ek-ser-uh-buhl
You use inexorable to describe a process which cannot be prevented from continuing or progressing = unstoppable
The animal right activists are keeping an inexorable vigil to save the last few cheetahs on earth

Infallible (adj):  in-fal-uh-buhl
If a person or thing is infallible, they are never wrong = faultless, unerring
No expert is infallible

Infamous (adj):  in-fuh-muhs
Infamous people or things are well-known because of something bad = notoriously bad
Kasab is an infamous murderer

Infinitesimal (adj):  in-fin-i-tes-uh-muhl (620)
Something that is infinitesimal is extremely small = tiny, very small
The government, after the testing of nuclear bomb, said that the effects of ratioactivity on the surrounding population were infinitesimal and presented no danger

Inflated (adj):  in-fley-tid
If you inflate something such as a balloon or tyre, or if it inflates, it becomes bigger as it is filled with air or a gas = enlarged with air or gas
He has a very inflated opinion of himself

Ingenious (adj):  in-jeen-yuhs
Something that is ingenious is very clever and involves new ideas, methods, or equipment = bright, skillful & clever
Think of some ingenious idea to get us out of this trouble

Ingenuous (adj) :  in-jen-yoo-uhs
If you describe someone as ingenuous, you mean that they are innocent, trusting, and honest = naive, innocent
He was too ingenuous always trusting people

Inherent  (adj):  in-heer-uhnt
The inherent qualities of something are the necessary and natural parts of it = basic
Every business has its own inherent risks

Inimical  (adj):   ih-nim-i-kuhl (625)
Conditions that are inimical to something make it difficult for that thing to exist or do well = hostile, harmful, unfriendly
A tightly controlled school structure is inimical to creativity

Iniquitous (adj):  ih-nik-wi-tuhs
If you describe something as iniquitous, you mean that it is very unfair or morally bad = evil, wicked
He was charged with iniquitous fine on alleged over -speeding

Innate (adj):  ih-neyt, in-eyt
An innate quality or ability is one which a person is born with = inherent
His innate talent for music was soon recognized by his parents

Innocuous (adj):   ih-nok-yoo-uhs
Something that is innocuous is not at all harmful or offensive =  harmless
He's a perfectly innocuous young man

Inordinate (adj):  in-awr-dn-it
If you describe something as inordinate, you are emphasizing that it is unusually or excessively great in amount or degree = excessive
She had an inordinate liking for music

Inimitable (adj):  ih-nim-i-tuh-buhl (630)
You use inimitable to describe someone, especially a performer, when you like or admire them because of their special qualities = matchless
He entertained us with his own inimitable style

Iniquitous (adj):  ih-nik-wi-tuhs
If you describe something as iniquitous, you mean that it is very unfair or morally bad = wrong, wicked
It would be iniquitous to compare the beauty of a lotus with that of a rose

Insalubrious (adj):  in-suh-loo-bree-uhs
unwholesome, not healthful
The mosquito-ridden swamp was an  insalubrious place

Insatiable (adj):  in-sey-shuh-buhl
If someone has an insatiable desire for something, they want as much of it as they can possibly get = voracious, not easily satisfied, greedy
People usually have an insatiable appetite for dirty stories about the famous

Inscrutable (adj) in-skroo-tuh-buhl
If a person or their expression is inscrutable, it is very hard to know what they are really thinking or what they mean = incomprehensible
The expression on his face was too inscrutable for the others to make out as to what he was thinking

Insensible (adj):  in-sen-suh-buhl (635)
Unable to feel something or be affected by it = unconscious, unresponsive
She remained insensible of the dangers that lay ahead

Insensate (adj):  in-sen-seyt
without feeling
After his love failure, he remained insensate

Insidious (adj):  in-sid-ee-uhs
Something that is insidious is unpleasant or dangerous and develops gradually without being noticed = harmful
The  gas is insidious, and will not produce a noticeable effect for 15 to 20 years

Insipid (adj):  in-sip-id
If you describe food, drink or a thing as insipid, you dislike it because it has very little taste = tasteless
The movie is so insipid that i left the hall in interval

Insolent (adj):  in-suh-luhnt
If you say that someone is being insolent, you mean they are being rude to someone they ought to be respectful to = impudent, impolite
His insolent manner of speaking angered his father

Insolvent (adj):  in-sol-vuhnt (640)
A person or organization that is insolvent does not have enough money to pay their debts = bankrupt
The bank has declared the list of insolvents

Insouciant (adj): in-soo-see-uhnt
An insouciant action or quality shows someone’s lack of concern about something which they might be expected to take more seriously = casual
He is an insouciant who usually says “So what?”

Insular (adj):  in-suh-ler, ins-yuh-
If you say that someone is insular, you are being critical of them because they are unwilling to meet new people or to consider new ideas = narrow-minded
The insular person could not tolerate the image of woman in mini skirts

Insuperable (adj):  in-soo-per-uh-buhl
A problem that is insuperable cannot be dealt with successfully = insurmountable, invincible
He has battled against seemingly insuperable odds to recover from the disease

Insurgent (adj):  in-sur-juhnt
Insurgents are people who are fighting against the government or army of their own country = rebel, rebellious
The insurgents are facing trial

Interlocutory (adj):  in-ter-lok-yuh-tawr-ee (645)
Your interlocutor is the person with whom you are having a conversation = conversational, intermediate, not final
Owen had the habit of staring motionlessly at his interlocutor

Intermittent (adj):  in-ter-mit-nt
Something that is intermittent happens occasionally rather than continuously = occassionally, sporadic, spasmodic
The weather forecast says that there’ll be intermittent rain today

Internecine (adj):  in-ter-nee-seen, -sahyn,
An internecine conflict, war, or quarrel is one which takes place between opposing groups within a country or organization = inner
Many african countries are torn by internecine conflicts

Internecine (adj):  in-ter-nee-seen
An internecine conflict, war, or quarrel is one which takes place between opposing groups within a country or organization = mutually destructive
Many African countries have been torn by internecine conflicts

Intractable (adj):  in-trak-tuh-buhl
Intractable people are very difficult to control or influence = unmanageable
The teacher called in Gopal’s parents to determine the cause of his intractable nature

Intransigent (adj):  in-tran-si-juhnt (650)
If you describe someone as intransigent, you mean that they refuse to behave differently or to change their attitude to something = rigid
The collapse of the talks is being blamed on the intransigent attitude of the union