Oct 28, 2017

TOEFL vocabulary: Identical-Isolate (Part II) 2 of 9

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    • 195. Identical
      I. D. E. N. T. I. C. A. L. — Is an adjective that means exactly the same as.
      The antonym for identical is different.
      The following sentence illustrates its usage.
      ⇢      The twin girls were identical so the teacher never knew which one she was speaking to.

      • 196. Ideology
        I. D. E. O. L. O. G. Y. — Belief system. Principles.
        For example.
        ⇢      It is difficult to talk to someone who is so entrenched in their own ideology.

        • 197. Ignoble
          I. G. N. O. B. L. E. — Dishonorable. Shameful.
          The antonym for ignoble is noble work honorable.
          Listen to its usage in this sentence.
          ⇢      The criminal was sorry for his ignoble deed.

          • 198. Ignominious
            I. G. N. O. M. I. N. I. O. U. S. — Humiliating. Embarrassing.
            The antonym for ignominious is honorable.
            Note how the word is used in this sentence.
            ⇢      The ignominious scandal would follow him throughout his career.

            • 199. Illuminate
              I. L. L. U. M. I. N. A. T. E. — Clarify. Shed light on.
              Illuminating means the opposite of confusing.
              Listen to its usage in this sentence.
              ⇢      I was happy I went to class because the discussion was very illuminating.

              • 200. Illustrate
                I. L. L. U. S. T. R. A. T. E. — Show. Demonstrate.
                For example.
                ⇢      The principle of aerodynamics is illustrated by this paper airplane.

                • 201. Imbibe
                  I. M. B. I. B. E. — Drink. Swallow.
                  The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                  ⇢      The mayor imbibed too much beer and made himself sick.

                  • 202. Impair
                    I. M. P. A. I. R. — Damage. Harm.
                    The antonym for impair is to enhance.
                    Listen to it usage in the sentence.
                    ⇢      The mayor’s ability to walk was impaired by all the beer he had drunk.

                    • 203. Impede
                      I. M. P. E. D. E. — Get in the way of. Block.
                      The antonym for impede is to facilitate.
                      Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                      ⇢      Their progress was impeded by the road closure.

                      • 204. Imperative
                        I. M. P. E. R. A. T. I. V. E. — Important. Essential.
                        The antonym for imperative is unimportant.
                        Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                        ⇢      It is imperative that you register early for classes.

                        • 205. Implicate
                          I. M. P. L. I. C. A. T. E. — Accused. Incriminated.
                          The antonym for implicate is to clear.
                          For example.
                          ⇢      He was implicated in the murder investigation. But she was cleared of all charges.

                          • 206. Incendiary
                            I. N. C. E. N. D. I. A. R. Y. — Inflammatory. Provocative.
                            The antonym for incendiary is conciliatory.
                            The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                            ⇢      The protesters incendiary comments angered the crowd.

                            • 207. Incentive
                              I. N. C. E. N. T. I. V. E. — Motivation. Encouragement.
                              The antonym for incentive is disincentive or punishment.
                              Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                              ⇢      The bank is offering a free T-shirt as an incentive to open a checking account.

                              • 208. Incessant
                                I. N. C. E. S. S. A. N. T. — Constant. Nonstop.
                                The antonym for incessant is sporadic.
                                For example.
                                ⇢      Please stop your incessant chattering I’m trying to read.

                                • 209. Incorporate
                                  I. N. C. O. R. P. O. R. A. T. E. — Include. Integrate.
                                  The antonym for incorporate is to exclude.
                                  The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                                  ⇢      The health plan incorporated dental and vision exams as well as regular doctor’s visits.

                                  • 210. Incredulous
                                    I. N. C. R. E. D. U. L. O. U. S.

                                    • 211. Indicate
                                      I. N. D. I. C. A. T. E. — Signify. Show. Imply.
                                      Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                                      ⇢      This bumpy rash indicates that you are having an allergic reaction to your medicine.

                                      • 212. Indigenous
                                        I. N. D. I. G. E. N. O. U. S. — Native. Original.
                                        The antonym for indigenous is foreign.
                                        Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                                        ⇢      The Cherokee tribe is indigenous to North America.

                                        • 213. Indivisible
                                          I. N. D. I. V. I. S. I. B. L. E. — [Undividable?]. Cannot be separated.
                                          The antonym for indivisible is devisable or easily separated.
                                          For example.
                                          ⇢      We cannot squabble amongst ourselves. We must be indivisible.

                                          • 214. Induce
                                            I. N. D. U. C. E. — Cause. Provoke. Bring on.
                                            Inducing means the opposite of preventing.
                                            Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                                            ⇢      The doctors had to induce labor in order to avoid complications.

                                            • 215. Induct
                                              I. N. D. U. C. T. — To officially accept. Inaugurate.
                                              The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                                              ⇢      Reggie Jackson was inducted into the baseball hall of fame.

                                              • 216. Infallible
                                                I. N. F. A. L. L. I. B. L. E. — Fail safe. Perfect. Flawless.
                                                The antonym for infallible is fallible.
                                                Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                                                ⇢      The boxer thought he was infallible but he was knocked out in the first round.

                                                • 217. Infer
                                                  I. N. F. E. R. — To figure out. Deduce.
                                                  Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                                                  ⇢      The weather forecaster inferred that it would rain by looking at the humidity and air pressure.

                                                  • 218. Influence
                                                    I. N. F. L. U. E. N. C. E. — Is a verb meaning to sway or manipulate.
                                                    For example.
                                                    ⇢      My grandfather influenced my development as an artist.

                                                    • 219. Inquire
                                                      I. N. Q. U. I. R. E. — Ask. Question. Find out about.
                                                      Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                                                      ⇢      We should inquire at the front desk to find out where to go.

                                                      • 220. Inspire
                                                        I. N. S. P. I. R. E. — Motivate. Encourage.
                                                        The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                                                        ⇢      Seeing that television program about Hawaii inspired me to schedule a vacation.

                                                        • 221. Interminable
                                                          I. N. T. E. R. M. I. N. A. B. L. E. — Endless. Ongoing.
                                                          The antonym for interminable is finite.
                                                          Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                                                          ⇢      The traffic jam felt like it was interminable.

                                                          • 222. Intervene
                                                            I. N. T. E. R. V. E. N. E. — Interfere. Intrude upon.
                                                            Intervening is the opposite of leaving alone.
                                                            For example.
                                                            ⇢      It is not good to intervene in other people’s affairs.

                                                            • 223. Intrinsic
                                                              I. N. T. R. I. N. S. I. C. — Inner. Inherent. Internal.
                                                              The antonym for intrinsic is extrinsic or external.
                                                              Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                                                              ⇢      She has the intrinsic ability to make me feel better when I’m sad.

                                                              • 224. Invent
                                                                I. N. V. E. N. T. — Create. Fabricate.
                                                                For example.
                                                                ⇢      She invented excuses in order to avoid her mother’s punishments.

                                                                • 225. Isolate
                                                                  I. S. O. L. A. T. E. — Separate. Segregate. Detach.
                                                                  Isolating someone is the opposite of reaching out to them.
                                                                  For example.
                                                                  ⇢      Elderly people often become isolated from the rest of society.

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