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improper
  • a  not suitable or right or appropriate
    slightly improper to dine alone with a married man
    improper medication
    improper attire for the golf course
  • s  not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
    improper banking practices
  • s  not appropriate for a purpose or occasion
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improved
  • v  to make better
    The editor improved the manuscript with his changes
  • v  get better
    The weather improved toward evening
  • a  made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially made ready for use or marketing
    new houses are springing up on an improved tract of land near the river
    an improved breed
  • s  become or made better in quality
    was proud of his improved grades
    an improved viewfinder
  • s  (of land) made ready for development or agriculture by clearing of trees and brush
    improved farmlands
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improvident
  • a  not provident; not providing for the future
  • s  not given careful consideration
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improving
  • v  to make better
  • v  get better
  • s  getting higher or more vigorous
    an improving economy
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improvised
  • v  perform without preparation
  • v  manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand
  • s  done or made using whatever is available
    crossed the river on improvised bridges
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imprudent
  • a  not prudent or wise
    very imprudent of her mother to encourage her in such silly romantic ideas
    would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"- A.M.Schlesinger
  • s  lacking wise self-restraint
    an imprudent remark
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impudent
  • s  marked by casual disrespect
    the student was kept in for impudent behavior
  • s  improperly forward or bold
    an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
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impulsive
  • s  proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus
    an impulsive gesture of affection
  • s  without forethought
    letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted
  • s  having the power of driving or impelling
    an impulsive force
  • s  determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
  • s  characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
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impure
  • a  combined with extraneous elements
  • a  (used of persons or behaviors) immoral or obscene
    impure thoughts
  • a  having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws
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imputable
  • s  capable of being assigned or credited to
    the oversight was not imputable to him
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in
  • n  a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
  • n  a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
  • n  a state in midwestern United States
  • s  holding office
    the in party
  • s  directed or bound inward
    took the in bus
    the in basket
  • s  currently fashionable
    the in thing to do
    large shoulder pads are in
  • r  to or toward the inside of
    come in
    smash in the door
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in-between
  • s  being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series
    adolescence is an awkward in-between age
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in-chief
  • s  indicating the head of a staff
    editor-in-chief
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in-person
  • s  an appearance carried out personally in someone else's physical presence
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in-situ
  • s  being in the original position; not having been moved
    the archeologists could date the vase because it was in-situ
    an in-situ investigator
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