Adj - 14 (651-700)


Intrepid (adj):  in-trep-id
An intrepid person acts in a brave way = brave, fearless
The intrepid boy was praised at the school assembly

Intricate (adj): in-tri-kit
You use intricate to describe something that has many small parts or details.
 The new kappa engine has many intricate parts

Intrinsic (adj):  in-trin-sik
If something has intrinsic value or intrinsic interest, it is valuable or interesting because of its basic nature or character, and not because of its connection with other things = belonging to a thing in itself, inherent
Flexibility is intrinsic to creative management

Introvert (adj):  in-truh-vurt
An introvert is a quiet, shy person who finds it difficult to talk to people
He is an introvert, I have never seen him sharing his feelings

Inured (adj):  in-yoor (655)
If you are inured to something unpleasant, you have become used to it so that it no longer affects you = accustomed,  hardened
Doctors become inured to death

Inverse (adj):  in-vurs
If there is an inverse relationship between two things, one of them becomes larger as the other becomes smaller = opposite
The tension grew in inverse proportion to the distance from their final destination

Inveterate (adj):  in-vet-er-it
If you describe someone as, for example, an inveterate liar or smoker, you mean that they have lied or smoked for a long time and are not likely to stop doing it = habituated, deep-rooted
Everyone in their family was an inveterate liar

Invidious (adj): in-vid-ee-uhs
If you describe a task or job as invidious, you mean that it is unpleasant because it is likely to make you unpopular = bad

Invulnerable (adj):  in-vuhl-ner-uh-buhl
If someone or something is invulnerable, they cannot be harmed or damaged = vulnerable, incapable of injury
Many daughters assume that their mothers are invulnerable
By giving refugee to a criminal they have put themselves in an invidious position

Irascible (adj):  ih-ras-uh-buhl (660)
If you describe someone as irascible, you mean that they become angry very easily = bad- tempered
The women of the house tried to stay out of the way of the irascible grandfather

Iridescent (adj):  ir-i-des-uhnt
Something that is iridescent has many bright colours = sparkling
Iridescent bubbles could be seen on the surface

Irksome (adj):  urk-suhm
If something is irksome, it irritates or annoys you = tiresome, repetitious, tedious
The presentation is intriguing, the text mostly irksome

Ironic (adj): ahy-ron-ik
When you make an ironic remark, you say something that you do not mean, as a joke
Your car was stolen at the police station! How ironic!

Irreconcilable (adj):  ih-rek-uhn-sahy-luh-buhl
If two things such as opinions or proposals are irreconcilable, they are so different from each other that it is not possible to believe or have both of them = incompatible
These old concepts are irreconcilable with modern life

Irrefragable (adj):   ih-ref-ruh-guh-buhl(665)
not to be disputed or contested
It’s am irrefragable fact that all ancient civilizations defined the natural forces like the sun, wind and rain

Irrelevant (adj):  ih-rel-uh-vuhnt
If you describe something such as a fact or remark as irrelevant, you mean that it is not connected with what you are discussing or dealing with = not applicable, unrelated
The government decided that their testimony would be irrelevant to the case

Irreparable (adj):  ahy-ron-ik
Irreparable damage or harm is so bad that it cannot be repaired or put right
Extensive mining will cause irreparable damage to the area

Irremediable (adj):  ir-i-mee-dee-uh-buhl
If a bad situation or change is irremediable, the situation cannot be improved = irreparable, incurable,  uncorrectable
His memory suffered irremediable damage

Irreverent (adj):  ih-rev-er-uhnt
If you describe someone as irreverent, you mean that they do not show respect for people or things that are generally respected = disrespectful
The child was scolded for being irreverent towards his elders

Irrevocable (adj):   ih-rev-uh-kuh-buhl (670)
If a decision, action, or change is irrevocable, it cannot be changed or reversed = nonreversible
Once you sent an email, it is irrevocable

Itinerant (adj):  ahy-tin-er-uhnt, ih-tin-
An itinerant worker travels around a region, working for short periods in different places = migrating, nomadic, peripatetic,
An itinerant fruit seller is in the 3rd street

Jaded (adj):  jey-did
If you are jaded, you feel bored, tired, and not enthusiastic, for example because you have had too much of the same thing = tired, satiated
He looked jaded after long march

Jaundiced (adj):  jawn-dist
If someone has a jaundiced view of something, they can see only the bad aspects of it = yellowed; prejudiced; envious
These days, people look at politicians with a jaundiced eye

Jaunty (adj):  jawn-tee, jahn-
If you describe someone or something as jaunty, you mean that they are full of confidence and energy = buoyant
He stepped into the room with a jaunty look

Jejune (adj):  ji-joon (675)
If you describe something or someone as jejune, you are criticizing them for being very simple and unsophisticated = simple
The experts seemed quite jejune in their opinions

Jocose (adj):  joh-kohs, juh-
giving to joking
The salesman was so jocose that many of his customers suggested that he become comedian in movies

Jocular (adj):  jok-yuh-ler
If you say that someone has a jocular manner, you mean that they are cheerful and often make jokes or try to make people laugh = jovial
He was in a less jocular mood than usual

Jocund (adj):  jok-uhnd
pleasant, cheerful
The little girl’s jocund manners made her favorate to everyone

Judicious (adj):  joo-dish-uhs
If you describe an action or decision as judicious, you approve of it because you think that it shows good judgment and sense = cautious
The committee warned that we must make judicious use of the existing sources of energy

Juvenile (adj):  joo-vuh-nl, -nahyl (680)
A juvenile is a child or young person who is not yet old enough to be regarded as an adult = inexperienced
He proved juvenile before hisopponent’s experience

Knotty (adj):  not-ee
A knotty problem is complicated and difficult to solve = complex
The new management faces some knotty problems

Lachrymose (adj):  lak-ruh-mohs
Someone who is lachrymose cries very easily and very often = emotional
Meenakumari was famous for her lachrymose roles in the films

Lackadaisical (adj):  lak-uh-dey-zi-kuhl
If you say that someone is lackadaisical, you mean that they are rather lazy and do not show much interest or enthusiasm in what they do = apathetic, uninterested
The lackadaisical attitudes of the key players caused us defeat

Laconic (adj):  luh-kon-ik
If you describe someone as laconic, you mean that they use very few words to say something, so that they seem casual or unfriendly = brief, terse
He gave a very laconic and unsatisfactory reply to her question

Laggard  (adj):  lag-erd (685)
If you describe a country, company, or product as a laggard, you mean that it is not performing as well as its competitors = slow; sluggish
The company is a laggard- its competitors are already years ahead of it

Lambent  (adj):  lam-buhnt
running or moving lightly over a surface: lambent tongues of flame = flickering
They sat quietly before the lambent glow of the fireplace

Laminated (adj):  lam-uh-ney-tid
Material such as wood or plastic that is laminated consists of several thin sheets or layers that are stuck together
Modern windscreens are made from laminated glass

Languid (adj):  lang-gwid
If you describe someone as languid, you mean that they show little energy or interest and are very slow and casual in their movements = lethargic
She made a languid movement with her hand

Lascivious (adj):  luh-siv-ee-uhs   
If you describe someone as lascivious, you disapprove of them because they show a very strong interest in sex= lewd, lecherous, licentious
She had a very lascivious smile

Latent (adj):   leyt-nt (690)
Latent is used to describe something which is hidden and not obvious at the moment, but which may develop further in the future
The virus remains latent in the body for many years

Lateral (adj):  lat-er-uhl
Lateral means relating to the sides of something, or moving in a sideways direction
The engineer estimated the lateral movement of the bridge to be between four and six inches

Laudable (adj):  law-duh-buhl
Something that is laudable deserves to be praised or admired = admirable, praiseworthy; commendable
The President has ensured the coalition that they would be given every latitute in forming a new government

Laudatory  (adj):  law-duh-tawr-ee
A laudatory piece of writing or speech expresses praise or admiration for someone = expressing praise
Eenadu paper has written a laudatory article about  his achievements

Lavish (adj):  lav-ish
If you describe something as lavish, you mean that it is very elaborate and impressive and a lot of money has been spent on it = liberal, wasteful
LNMittal threw a lavish party on his daughter’s marriage

Lax (adj):  laks (695)
If you say that a person’s behaviour or a system is lax, you mean they are not careful or strict about maintaining high standards = careless
We dislike restaurants where the service is lax and inattentive

Lecherous (adj):  lech-er-uhs
If you describe a man as lecherous, you disapprove of him because he behaves towards women in a way which shows he is only interested in them sexually = licentious
He is a lecherous old man

Lethal  (adj):  lee-thuhl
A substance that is lethal can kill people or animals = deadly
It is unwise to leave lethal weapons where children may find them

Lethargic (adj):  luh-thahr-jik
If you are lethargic, you do not have much energy or enthusiasm = drowsy, dull
The hot weather was making us all lethargic

Lewd (adj): lood
If you describe someone’s behaviour as lewd, you are critical of it because it is sexual in a rude and unpleasant way = obscene
He was severely fined and jailed for making lewd gestures at the lady

Libelous (adj):  lahy-buh-luhs (700)
If a statement in a book, newspaper, or magazine is libellous, it wrongly accuses someone of something, and is therefore against the law = defamatory
He claimed the articles were libellous and damaging to the interests of the team