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This is a Complete List of GRE Word List-I. Ichthyology =study of fish Ichthyo= fish icon= religious image; idol; image or representation iconoclastic= attacking cherished traditions iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images ideology =system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture idiom= expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words idiosyncrasy = individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity idle =not working; not employed or busy; lazy idolatry = worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion idyll =short poem idealizing rural life idyllic =charmingly carefree; simple and happy igneous =produced by fire; of fire; volcanic ignite= kindle; light; catch fire or set fire to ignoble= unworthy; not noble; dishonorable ignominy = deep disgrace; shame or dishonor illicit= illegal illimitable= infinite; limitless illuminate =brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand illusion =misleading vision or visual image

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illusive= deceiving; based on illusion illusory = illusive; deceptive; not real

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imbalance= lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion imbecility = weakness of mind imbecile= stupid person; fool imbibe =drink in imbroglio= complicated situation (as in a play) imbue= saturate(soak thoroughly); fill immaculate =spotless; flawless; absolutely clean imminent =impending; near at hand immobility =state of being immovable immolate =offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire) immune= resistant to; free or exempt from immure =imprison; shut up in confinement immutable =unchangeable impair =injure; hurt; damage impale= pierce (with a sharp point) impalpable =imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible palpable= tangible; easily perceptible impart =grant a share of; make known impartial =not biased; fair impassable= not able to be traveled or crossed impasse= predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape impassioned = (of speech) filled with passion; fervent impassive= without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical impeach= charge (a public official) with crime in office impeccable= faultless impecunious= without money impede =hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block impediment= hindrance; stumbling-block impel= drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action impending =nearing; approaching; about to happen impenetrable= not able to be pierced or entered impenitent =not repentant imperative =absolutely necessary; that must be done imperceptible =unnoticeable; impossible to perceive; undetectable imperial= like an emperor; related to an empire imperil =put in danger imperious =domineering; too commanding; haughty

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impermeable =impervious; not permitting passage through its substance

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impermeable =impervious; not permitting passage through its substance impersonal= not being a person; not showing personal feelings impertinent= insolent; rude; not pertinent imperturbable= unshakably calm; placid impervious= impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed impetus= moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; stimulus impiety =irreverence; lack of respect for God impinge= infringe; encroach; influence; touch impious =irreverent implacable =incapable of being pacified; impossible to appease implausible =unlikely (to be true); unbelievable implement =put into effect; enforce implicate =incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime) implication= something hinted at or suggested implicit =understood but not stated; implied implode= burst inward implore= ask or beg earnestly; beseech imply =suggest a meaning not expressed; signify impolitic =not wise; not expedient; not politic imponderable= weightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation import =significance; importance; meaning importunate= urging; always demanding; troublesomely urgent importune= beg persistently imposture =assuming a false identity; masquerade impotent= weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power impoverish= make poor; deprive of natural strength imprecation =curse; swearword impregnable= invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force impregnate =make pregnant; fill thoroughly; saturate impromptu =without previous preparation; off the cuff impropriety =improperness; unsuitableness improvident =thriftless; not providing for the future improvise =compose on the spur of the moment imprudent= lacking caution; not prudent; injudicious impudence =impertinence; insolence impugn =dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable impuissance= powerlessness; feebleness impunity = freedom from punishment or harm impute =attribute; ascribe; charge

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inadvertently = unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly

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inadvertently = unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly inalienable= not to be taken away; nontransferable inamorata= woman whom a man loves inane =silly; senseless inanimate= lifeless; not animate inarticulate= speechless; producing indistinct speech inaugurate= begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony incandescent =strikingly bright; shining with intense heat incantation= singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula incapacitate= disable incapacity = lack of capacity incarcerate= imprison incarnate =endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form incarnation= act of assuming a human body and human nature; personification incendiary =arsonist incense =enrage; infuriate(make furious); make extremely angry incentive= spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity inception =start; beginning incessant =uninterrupted; unceasing inchoate = (of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development incidence= rate of occurrence; particular occurrence incident =event; event that causes a crisis incidental =not essential; minor incinerate =burn to ashes incipient =beginning; in an early stage incisive = (appreciatively) cutting; sharp Incise= make a cut into incite= arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist inclement= stormy; unkind; unmerciful incline =slope; slant inclined =tending or leaning toward; bent Incline= slant; dispose; be disposed; tend inclusive =tending to include all; all-inclusive incognito= with identity concealed; using an assumed name incoherent= unintelligible; muddled; unable to express ones thoughts in an orderly manner incommodious= not spacious; inconvenient incompatible =inharmonious incongruity =lack of harmony; absurdity

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Incongruous= lacking in harmony; inappropriate

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Incongruous= lacking in harmony; inappropriate inconsequential= insignificant; unimportant inconsistency =state of being self-contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness inconsistent =displaying a lack of consistency; erratic incontinent =lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious incontrovertible= indisputable; impossible to dispute; not open to question incorporate= introduce something into a larger whole; include incorporeal =without a material body; insubstantial incorrigible =uncorrectable incredulity = tendency to disbelief incredulous =withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief increment= increase incriminate= accuse of or implicate in a crime; serve as evidence against incrustation =hard coating or crust incrust= encrust; cover with a crust incubate =hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching incubus =burden; very worrying problem; mental care; nightmare inculcate= teach (ideas or principles); instill incumbent= obligatory; imposed as an obligation; currently holding an office incur =bring upon oneself incursion= temporary invasion indecision= irresolution; inability to make up ones mind indecisive =marked by indecision; inconclusive indefatigable= tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired indelible =not able to be erased indemnify =make secure against damage or loss indentation =notch; deep recess indenture= bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture indeterminate= uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite indicative =suggestive; implying; serving to indicate indices= signs; indications index= something that reveals or indicates indict= charge indifferent =unmoved or unconcerned by; having no interest in indigence= poverty indigenous= native indigent =poor; destitute indignation= anger at an injustice indignity =treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity indiscriminate =choosing at random; confused; not based on careful distinctions

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indisputable= too certain to be disputed; beyond doubt indissoluble =permanent; impossible to dissolve or disintegrate indite= write; compose indoctrinate =cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it indolent= lazy indomitable =unconquerable; unyielding indubitable= unable to be doubted; which cannot be doubted induce =persuade; lead to do something induct =place formally in office; install inductive =pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general indulge= yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure indulgent= humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence industrious= diligent; hard-working inebriate= make drunk; intoxicate inebriated =habitually intoxicated ineffable =unutterable; not to be uttered; taboo ineffectual= not effective; not having a desired effect; weak ineluctable= irresistible; not to be escaped; unavoidable inept= unsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent Inapt = (of statements or ideas) inappropriate inequity = unfairness inerrancy =infallibility inert =inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act Inertia= state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state inestimable =impossible to estimate Invaluable= of immeasurable worth inevitable =unavoidable inexorable= relentless; unyielding; implacable inextricable= from which it is impossible to get free infallible =unerring; never making mistakes infamous =notoriously bad; notorious; well known for being bad Infamy = infamous act; evil fame or reputation infantile =childish; infant like infer =deduce; conclude infernal= pertaining to hell; devilish inferno= place of fiery heat or destruction infest =inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful infidel =unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion) infiltrate =pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily

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infinitesimal= very small

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infinitesimal= very small infirmity =weakness

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inflated =exaggerated; pompous; enlarged (with air or gas) influx= flowing into infraction =violation (of a rule or regulation); breach infringe =violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person) ingenious =marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful ingnue =young innocent girl ingenuous= naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid ingrained =deeply established; firmly rooted ingrate= ungrateful person (not expressing thanks) ingratiate =become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another inherent =firmly established by nature or habit; intrinsic inhibit =restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent inhibited= (of a person) unable to express what one really feels inimical = (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental inimitable= matchless; not able to be imitated iniquitous= wicked; immoral; unrighteous initiate= begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity injurious= harmful; causing injury inkling =hint; slight indication innate= inborn innocuous =harmless innovation =change; something newly introduced; introduction of something new innovate= begin or introduce (something new) innuendo= indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation inopportune= untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen inordinate= beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive inquisitive =eager for knowledge; unduly curious inquisitor =questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition inroad= hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity insalubrious= unwholesome; not healthful insatiable =not easily satisfied; unquenchable inscrutable =difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious insensate =without feeling; lacking sense; foolish insensible =unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive insidious= treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner insightful =discerning; perceptive

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insinuate= hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce insipid =lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull insolence= impudent disrespect; haughtiness insolvent =bankrupt; lacking money to pay insomnia= wakefulness; inability to sleep insouciant= without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent instigate= start; urge; provoke; incite institute =organization for a special purpose institution= instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom institutionalize= make into an institution; put or confine in an institution insubordination= disobedience; rebelliousness insubstantial =lacking substance; insignificant insularity = narrow-mindedness; isolation insular =of an island; isolated; narrow-minded insuperable= insurmountable; unbeatable insurgent =rebellious insurmountable =overwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable insurrection =rebellion; uprising intangible =not able to be perceived by touch; vague integral =complete; necessary for completeness integrate =make whole; combine; make into one unit integrity =honesty; uprightness; wholeness; state of being whole and undivided intellect= higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability intelligentsia =intellectuals; members of the educated elite inter= bury interdict= prohibit; forbid interim =meantime interjection =exclamation interloper= intruder; one who interferes intermediary = intermediate; acting as a mediator interminable =endless intermittent =periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals internecine= mutually destructive interpolate= insert between interregnum =period between two successive reigns or governments interrogate= question closely; cross-examine; cross-question interstice= narrow space between things intervene =come between; interfere intimate =hint; suggest; imply

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intimidate =frighten

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intimidate =frighten

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intolerant =not willing to accept ways of thinking different from ones own intoxicate= make drunk; stimulate or excite intractable= unruly; difficult to manage intransigence= refusal of any compromise; stubbornness Intransigent= uncompromising intrepid= fearless intrigue =make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of intrinsic= essential; inherent; built-in introspective= looking within oneself introspection= self-examination introvert =one who is introspective or inclined to think more about oneself intrude =put or force in without being asked; trespass intuition= immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning Intuit= know by intuition inundate= flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely inured= accustomed; hardened inure= make used to something undesirable invalid =one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness invalidate= weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify invective= abuse inveigh =denounce; utter censure or invective inveigle =deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole) inverse =opposite invert=turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of inveterate= deep-rooted; habitual invidious =designed to create ill will or envy invincible =unconquerable inviolable= secure from corruption, attack, or violation(or profanation) invocation= prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support invoke =call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help invulnerable= incapable of injury iota =very small quantity irascible= irritable; easily angered irate= angry Ire =anger; wrath iridescent =exhibiting rainbow like colors irksome= annoying; tedious irk= annoy

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ironic= expressing irony; occurring in an unexpected and contrary manner irony =hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean irreconcilable= impossible to reconcile; incompatible irrefutable= indisputable; incontrovertible irrelevant= not applicable; unrelated irremediable= incurable irreparable= not able to be corrected or repaired irrepressible =unable to be restrained or held back irreproachable= beyond reproach; blameless; impeccable irresolute =uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive irretrievable =impossible to recover or regain irreverence= lack of proper respect or reverence irrevocable= unalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke isotope =varying from of an element isthmus= narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land itinerant =wandering; traveling from place to place (to perform work) itinerary = plan of a trip Go to The GRE Word List Index Letter of Invitation| Letter of Condolence| Business Letters Synonyms and Antonyms Vocabulary| English Teacher| Etymology| Longest Word | Letter Writing Proverbs| Misspelled Words| Contractions

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