Found 164 articles starting with I:

Initiate, Instigate & Investigate

Initiate Remember, the word ‘init’ means “s...

innocence - correct spelling

innocence - noun
Example: Before the judge imposed the sentence, the convicted felon continued to maintain his innocence....

inoculate - correct spelling

inoculate - verb
Not innoculate.Example: The doctor wanted to inoculate the poor children in the village....

input

Many people use this trendy word to mean “participation in or contribution to an endeavor or project.” In short, they want to provide input. Careful writers, however, avoid this jargon word and restrict their use of ...

inquiry - correct spelling

inquiry - noun
Example: The panel’s official inquiry will uncover the truth....

Inquiry vs. Enquiry

There are so many words in English that are either so similar to each other in spelling and pronunciation or...

insatiable - vocabulary

adjective
Incapable of being satisfied or appeased, as in an insatiable thirst for fine wine. Sonia said this as though in despair, wringing her hands in excitement and distress. Her pale cheek...

inscrutable - vocabulary

adjective
Incapable of being analyzed, investigated, or scrutinized; impenetrable, not easily understood; unfathomable; mysterious, as in an inscrutable smile; incapable of being seen through, as in the in...

insidious - vocabulary

adjective
Intended to beguile or entrap, as in an insidious plot; stealthily deceitful or treacherous, as in an insidious foe; proceeding in a seemingly harmless way but actually with dangerous effect...

insidious, invidious

Insidious is used to describe something that is subtly harmful or cunningly treacherous. Something is insidious if it lies in wait, seeks to entrap, or operates secretly or subtly so as not to arous...

Insight vs. Incite

Homophones are words that share the same pronunciation but differ in spelling and meaning, such as to, too, two; and so, sew, and sow. ...

Insight vs. Incite vs. Invite

Incite (verb) ...

insipid - vocabulary

adjective
Lacking interesting, stimulating, or distinctive qualities, as in an insipid, boring speaker; without a sufficient taste to be pleasing, as in an insipid meal. Kitty, to her ...

Insist vs. Persist

Insist To insist is to demand something forcefully or urge someone to do something. It can be used in positive as well as ne...

insistent - correct spelling

insistent - adjective
Example: His insistent cry attracted the attention of a passerby....

Install vs. Instill

The words instill and install are almost indistinguishable when spoken out loud, and even in writing, they a...

instead - correct spelling

instead - adverb
Example: We ordered tea instead....

instinct - correct spelling

instinct - noun
Example: Through instinct, the birds migrated south for the winter....

insurance - correct spelling

insurance - noun and adjective
Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses the verb forms insure, ensure, and assure....

integrity - correct spelling

integrity - noun
Example: Everyone admired his integrity and wanted him to serve as mayor....

intellectual - correct spelling

intellectual - adjective and noun
Example: The legal field of intellectual property involves patents, trademarks, an...

intelligence - correct spelling

intelligence - noun
Example: He is blessed with high intelligence.Example: We must improve our ...

Intensifier

There are many simple things that we use every day in our language and don’t even know that we are using the...

intensive pronoun

The reflexive and intensive pronouns are the “-self” words, as in myself, yourself, himself, herself, themselves, and so on. These words are used in two ways: (1) to reflect action back onto the actor in the ...

Inter vs. Intra

Did you play any sports in college? Well, if you didn’t play on the school’s football or basketball team, yo...

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