Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Interfere (verb)
to intervene without good judgment in the affairs of others
His house was bombed, and he was convicted along with other boycott leaders on
charges of conspiring to interfere with the bus company's operations.

Interminably (adverb) 
so as to be endless or tediously long
While in France, he would sometimes go to the café that James Joyce would frequent, but
the interminably shy Faulkner never mustered the nerve to speak to him.

Intermittently (adverb) 
in an irregular and unpredictable manner; at irregular intervals
To the east of the Armargosa Range is the Armargosa Desert, striated by the wide
washes of the Armargosa River which intermittently flows south from Beatty, Nevada, through Death Valley Junction, curving to the west and then north to enter Death Valley
below Jubilee Pass. 

Internal (adjective)
located farther in, or within something
Another benefit of exercising is that it increases bone mass. It is important to keep
healthy and strong bones because they provide movement and protect our internal

Internship (noun) 
a specific length of time in which a worker (often cases a student) works for a company in 
order to gain experience
A person should look for an entry level job, gain experience through internships, and
watch for opportunities of specialized training or advanced education.

Interpolate (verb) 
to insert words into a book
Part one of Cervantes’s book interpolates peripheral episodes into the main plot. 

Intervention (noun) 
the act or instance of intruding in other people’s affairs
With appropriate intervention, many of the associated behaviors can be positively
changed, even to the point in some cases, that the child or adult may appear to the
untrained person to no longer have autism.

Intricate (adjective) 
complexly detailed; difficult to understand due to intricacy
The entire small intestine is lined with intricate sets of muscles, which are never at
complete rest. 

Intrigue (noun) 
a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end
In 1768 he composed his first opera, La Finta Semplice, for Vienna, but intrigues
prevented its performance, and it was first presented a year later at Salzburg.

Intruder (noun) 
a person who goes into a building with a criminal intent The rattle is the most distinguishing feature of the snake and is a horny section at the end
of the tail, which serves to scare off intruders.

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