Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Inherit (verb) 
to receive property from one who has died; to receive genetic characteristics from a parent 
Another theory is the belief that these disorders can be inherited through family genes.  

Initial (adjective) 
at or near the start of a period, development, or series
There is a special critical initial strength such that the field cannot decide whether to
evaporate away or collapse to form a black hole. 

Initiate (verb) 
to go about the initial step in doing something 
He was concerned with the load fuel in his forest and decided to thin it out before
initiating the burn. 

Inject (verb) 
to force or shoot in, such as a liquid
The venom of a rattlesnake is injected through fangs which fold back when the mouth is

Injurious (adjective)  
causing harm or injury
In some cases, aggressive and/or self- injurious behavior may be present.  

Innate (adjective) 
possessed at birth; of or arising from the most basic structure of an individual.
It has been documented repeatedly that learners achieve better results depending on the
age at which they begin to learn a second language.  I believe that there is an innate
age-related factor.

Innovation (noun) 
a new unusual thing; inventiveness
Recently, many innovations in the medical field allow doctors to successfully treat
some diseases which were once terminal.
Insanity (noun) 
serious mental illness or disorder impairing a person’s capacity to function normally 
His all night and drug binging eventually led him to insanity.

Inscribe (verb) 
to form letters, characters, or words on a surface with an instrument
The words “We will always remember you.” was inscribed onto his tombstone.

Insecticide (noun) 
a chemical agent which kills insects
Melathion is an insecticide used to exterminate insects such as fruit flies and

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