Words - Letter I
American English Vocabulary - Letter I

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Words - Letter I
  • I - pro. the person speaking
  • ice - n. frozen water
  • idea - n. a thought or picture in the mind; a belief
  • identify - v. to recognize someone or something and to say who or what they are
  • if - conj. on condition; provided that ("I will go if you go.")
  • ignore - v. to pay no attention to or refuse to consider ("The president ignored the protesters outside his office.")
  • illegal - ad. not legal; in violation of a law
  • imagine - v. to make a picture in the mind; to form an idea
  • immediate - ad. without delay; very near in time or place
  • immigrant - n. a person who arrives in a country to live there
  • import - v. to bring from another country; n. something brought from another country, usually for sale
  • important - ad. having great meaning, value or power
  • improve - v. to make better; to become better
  • in - prep. inside; held by; contained by; surrounded by; during
  • incident - n. an event or something that happens
  • incite - v. to urge or cause an action or emotion, usually something bad or violent
  • include - v. to have; to make a part of
  • increase - v. to make more in size or amount
  • independent - ad. not influenced by or controlled by another or others; free; separate
  • individual - n. one person
  • industry - n. any business that produces goods or provides services; the work and related activity in factories and offices; all organizations involved in manufacturing
  • infect - v. to make sick with something that causes disease
  • inflation - n. a continuing rise in prices while the value of money goes down
  • influence - v. to have an effect on someone or something; to cause change
  • inform - v. to tell; to give knowledge to
  • information - n. knowledge; facts
  • inject - v. to force a fluid into, such as putting medicine or drugs into the body through the skin
  • injure - v. to cause harm or damage to a person or animal
  • innocent - ad. not guilty of a crime; not responsible for a bad action
  • insane - ad. mentally sick
  • insect - n. a very small creature, usually with many legs and sometimes with wings
  • inspect - v. to look at something carefully; to examine, especially by an expert
  • instead - ad. in the place of; taking the place of
  • instrument - n. a tool or device designed to do something or to make something
  • insult - v. to say something or to do something that makes another person angry or dishonored
  • intelligence - n. the ability to think or learn; information gathered by spying
  • intelligent - ad. quick to understand or learn
  • intense - ad. very strong; extremely serious
  • interest - n. what is important to someone ("He acted to protect his interests." "She had a great interest in painting."); a share in owning a business; money paid for the use of money borrowed
  • interfere - v. to get in the way of; to work against; to take part in the activities of others, especially when not asked to do so
  • international - ad. of or about more than one nation or many nations; of the whole world
  • Internet - n. the extensive communications system that connects computers around the world
  • intervene - v. to come between; to come between in order to settle or solve
  • invade - v. to enter an area or country by force with an army
  • invent - v. to plan and make something never made before; to create a new thing or way of doing something
  • invest - v. to give money to a business or organization with the hope of making more money
  • investigate - v. to study or examine all information about an event, situation or charge; to search for the truth
  • invite - v. to ask someone to take part in or join an event, organization or gathering
  • involve - v. to take part in; to become a part of; to include
  • iron - n. a strong, hard metal used to make machines and tools
  • island - n. a land area with water all around it
  • issue - n. an important problem or subject that people are discussing or arguing about
  • it - pro. a thing, place, event or idea that is being spoken about ("The sky is blue, but it also has a few white clouds.")
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