Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Inclusion (noun) 
a solid, liquid, or gaseous body enclosed within a rock
In addition to internal inclusions, surface irregularities are referred to as blemishes. 

Inclusive (adjective) 
including everything; comprehensive
A family is the basic unit in society having as its nucleus two or more adults living
together and cooperating in the care and rearing of their own or adopted children.
Despite this all-inclusive definition, a lesbian or gay couple- with or without children-is
not the image conjured up when most people create a picture of a family. 

Inconceivable (adjective) 
not to be believed; difficult to imagine or fathom
It is inconceivable that Hitler and his regime were responsible for the deaths of more
than six million Jews.  

In conjunction with (prepositional phrase) 
so as with a combination of events or circumstances
In Oregon, a private land owner named Ned Livingston burned his acres of forest in
conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Klamath Lake
District of the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Inconsistent (adjective) 
following no predictable pattern
The Ontario report found a probable link between firefighting and cancer even though
the evidence was inconsistent.

Increasingly (adverb) 
progressively; more and more
Because to compete in the emerging global economy, city-states have no choice: they
must mobilize all their skills to protect their center cities, grow smarter, protect their air
and water, achieve more social equity, and train their workforce to excel in an
increasingly competitive world marketplace.

Incumbent (noun)
the holder of an office or ecclesiastical benefice
He lost a race in South Carolina for the only time in his career four years later, when he
challenged incumbent Sen. Olin Johnston for nomination. 

Induction (noun) 
the act of process of formally admitting a person to membership or office
The induction of Roger Staubach, a quarterback for Dallas Cowboys football franchise,
into the Hall of Fame was well-deserved. 

Inedible (adjective) 
not fit to be eaten
When humans learned to make fire, they had the means to cook plants which had
previously been inedible.

Inertia (noun) 
a property of matter by which it remains at rest or in uniform motion in the same straight 
line unless acted upon by some external force 
In the case of the whale, the inertia of its dense ear bone may hold the bone still while
the whale vibrates around it.

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