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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. ...

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 ...

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...

inter-, intra-

The meanings of these two prefixes differ significantly. The prefix -inter means “between or among.” Thus, interstate commerce is business conducted across state lines. The prefix -intra...

intercede - correct spelling

intercede - verb
Example: She wanted to intercede in the matter to save her son’s reputation....

interest - correct spelling

interest - noun and verb
Example: His interest in science led to a career in medicine. noun...

Interested vs. Interesting

Now let’s try to understand when to use which one. Use ...

interface

Let those who delight in using fancy jargon interface with each other. But be nice when you interact with them at Starbucks.In the world of computer technology, the word interfac...

interfere - correct spelling

interfere - verb
Example: The injury won’t interfere with his work....

interference - correct spelling

interference - noun
Example: His interference in our affairs must not continue....

interjection

An interjection is one of the eight parts of speech
. It is a word of surprise, as in wow, whoopie do, yikes. It rarely shows up in formal expository writing....

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