invidious

Mar. 7th, 2011 09:59 pm
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in·vid·i·ous   


[in-vid-ee-uhs]

–adjective
1. calculated to create ill will or resentment or give offense; hateful: invidious remarks
2. offensively or unfairly discriminating; injurious: invidious comparisons
3. causing or tending to cause animosity, resentment, or envy: an invidious honor
4. Obsolete: envious

immanent

Feb. 6th, 2011 07:30 pm
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im·ma·nent

   
[im-uh-nuhnt]

–adjective
1. remaining within; indwelling; inherent.
2. Philosophy (of a mental act): taking place within the mind of the subject and having no effect outside of it (Compare transeunt)
3. Theology (of the Deity) indwelling the universe, time, etc. (Compare transcendent)
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in·ter·pel·la·tion

   
[in-ter-puh-ley-shuhn, in-tur-puh-]

–noun
a procedure in some legislative bodies of asking a government official to explain an act or policy, sometimes leading, in parliamentary government, to a vote of confidence or a change of government

interpellate



-verb
to call formally upon (a minister or member of a government) in interpellation

intaglio

Jan. 3rd, 2011 09:11 pm
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in·tagl·io 


[in-tal-yoh, -tahl-] [Italian: een-tah-lyaw]
plural: -tagl·ios (Italian -ta·gli  [-tah-lyee])

–noun
1. incised carving, as opposed to carving in relief.
2. ornamentation with a figure or design sunk below the surface.
3. a gem, seal, piece of jewelry, or the like, cut with an incised or sunken design.
4. an incised or countersunk die.
5. a figure or design so produced.
6. a process in which a design, text, etc., is engraved into the surface of a plate so that when ink is applied and the excess is wiped off, ink remains in the grooves and is transferred to paper in printing, as in engraving or etching.
7. an impression or printing from such a design, engraving, etc.

–verb (used with object)
8. to incise or display in intaglio.

insouciant

Dec. 8th, 2010 11:45 am
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in·sou·ci·ant

   
[in-soo-see-uhnt; Fr. an-soo-syahn]

–adjective
free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; nonchalant

imprecate

Dec. 2nd, 2010 06:22 pm
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imprecate



-verb (transitive: takes an object) im·pre·cat·ed, im·pre·cat·ing, im·pre·cates
to invoke evil upon; curse

idioglossia

Nov. 8th, 2010 05:06 pm
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id·i·o·glos·si·a
[id-ee-uh-glos-ee-uh, -glaw-see-uh]

-noun

1. a private form of speech invented by one child or by children who are in close contact, as twins.
2. a pathological condition characterized by speech so distorted as to be unintelligible.

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