Practice Words: i


I
pronoun
the person speaking
ice
noun
water that has frozen and become solid
idea
noun
a thought or picture in the mind; a belief
identify
verb
to recognize someone or something and to say who or what they are
if
conjunction
on condition; provided that (“I will go if you go.”)
illegal
adjective
not legal; in violation of a law
image
noun
a picture of someone or something produced by a camera, artist, etc; something that is made to be like or look like another person or thing; the opinion people have about something (“Korea tried to change its national image”)
imagine
verb
to make a picture in the mind; to form an idea
immediate
adjective
without delay; very near in time or place
import
verb
to bring from another country
import
noun
something brought from another country, usually for sale
important
adjective
having great meaning, value or power
improve
verb
to make better; to become better
in
preposition
inside; held by; contained by; surrounded by; during
incident
noun
an event or something that happens
incite
verb
to urge or cause an action or emotion, usually something bad or violent
include
verb
to have; to make a part of
increase
verb
to make more in size or amount
independent
adjective
not influenced by or controlled by another or others; free; separate
individual
noun
one person
individual
adjective
separately considered
industry
noun
any business that produces goods or provides services; the work and related activity in factories and offices; all organizations involved in manufacturing
infect
verb
to make sick with something that causes disease
influence
verb
to have an effect on someone or something; to cause change
inform
verb
to tell; to give knowledge to
information
noun
knowledge; facts
inject
verb
to force a fluid into, such as putting medicine or drugs into the body through the skin
injure
verb
to cause harm or damage to a person or animal
innocent
adjective
not guilty of a crime; not responsible for a bad action
insane
adjective
mentally sick (“He was insane. He used to eat dirt.”), not making sense (“It was an insane idea.”)
insect
noun
a very small animal, usually with six legs and often with wings
inspect
verb
to look at something carefully; to examine, especially by an expert
instead
adverb
in the place of; taking the place of
instrument
noun
a tool or device designed to do something or to make something
insult
verb
to say something or to do something that makes another person angry or dishonored
intelligence
noun
the ability to think or learn; information gathered by spying
intelligent
adjective
quick to understand or learn
intense
adjective
having a very strong effect or feeling (“The feelings of stress can be intense.”); very great in degree (“Recently, lightning storms have become even more intense.”); done with great effort (“My paintings show 22 years of intense art making.”)
interest
noun
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; a wish to learn or to know about something or somebody
interfere
verb
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
adjective
of or about more than one nation or many nations; of the whole world
Internet
noun
the worldwide communications system for computers that lets them exchange information
intervene
verb
to come between; to come between in order to settle or solve
intestines
noun
tubes through which food passes after it is broken down in the stomach; part of the intestines also remove solid wastes from the body
invade
verb
to enter an area or country by force with an army
invent
verb
to plan and make something never made before; to create a new thing or way of doing something
invest
verb
to give money to a business or organization with the hope of making more money
investigate
verb
to study or examine all information about an event, situation or charge; to search for the truth
invite
verb
to ask someone to take part in or join an event, organization or gathering
involve
verb
to take part in; to become a part of; to include
iron
noun
a strong, hard metal used to make machines and tools
island
noun
a land area with water all around it
Israelite
noun
(in Bible times) any person descended from Jacob
Israelite
adjective
for or of the Israelite people
issue
noun
an important problem or subject
issue
verb
to produce and publish a document, etc.
it
pronoun
a thing, place, event or idea that is being spoken about (“The sky is blue, but it also has a few white clouds.”); “it” is also used in a way that does not refer to a particular thing, person, etc. (“It is a holiday today.”)