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insubordination
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n. disobedience; resistance to lawful authority
His insubordination is nothing but a vicious desire to make trouble.
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insurrection
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n. rebellion; uprising; rising against civil or political authority
In the beginning, the insurrection is a riot, just as a river is a torrent.
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integral
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a. essential or necessary for completeness; entire
Despite the ratings agencies' spectacular failures during the recent crisis, their assessments remain integral to the financial system's structure.
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integrity
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n. quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness
Protecting global supply chain integrity is of the utmost importance for manufacturers.
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intellect
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n. ability to learn and reason; ability to think abstractly or profoundly
In this stage, the intellect can grasp all knowledge and not need to have recourse to the senses again.
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inter
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v. place in grave or tomb; bury; place in earth and cover
They are going to inter the body tomorrow at Broadlawn Cemetery.
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interim
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n. the time between one event, process; interval of time
For banks on edge, their ability to maintain capital levels in the interim is the important factor.
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interrogate
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v. question closely; examine by questioning formally or officially
If you catch a guy possibly responsible for the case, I have a feeling that more than one FBI agent would interrogate you.
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intervene
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v. get involved; come, appear, or lie between two things
The place to intervene is to slow down the number of children who begin smoking.
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intimacy
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n. closeness, often affectionate; privacy; familiarity
Again, with the entire album, intimacy is a word that rings true.
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intimate
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v. give to understand; imply or hint; state or make known  
Did Dick intimate that Jane had bad breath when he asked if she'd like a breath mint?
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intimidate
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v. frighten; make timid; fill with fear
The group said Eveleth's arrest was designed to intimidate and disrupt its protests during the Earth Summit.
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intricate
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a. complex; elaborate; having many complexly arranged elements
By contrast, Peirce's logic is reasonably clear, and he takes great pains to work it out in intricate detail.
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intrude
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v. trespass; enter as an uninvited person
The pressures that would intrude from the galaxy would defeat our purpose.
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intuition
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n. immediate insight; the power of knowing without reasoning
Even though Tony denied that anything was wrong, Tina trusted her intuition that something was bothering him.
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invasive
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a. tending to spread aggressively; tending to invade
Deer can control the spread of certain invasive plants while helping to proliferate others.
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invincible
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a. incapable of being overcome or defeated; unconquerable
The president who once seemed invincible is now seen as potentially vulnerable.
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invoke
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v. call upon; ask for; request earnestly
I again invoke the cooperation of the executive and legislative authorities of the States for this great purpose.
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invulnerable
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a. incapable of injury; impossible to damage, injure, or wound
In a country where a quarter of students say guns are easily accessible at home, expecting any measure to make a school invulnerable is unrealistic.
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iota
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n. a very small amount; a bit; ninth letter of the Greek alphabet
All this does not take away one iota from the terrible acts committed yesterday.
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