A To Z Challenge: I

Definition: impossible to avoid or evade: inevitable
Sentence: Bumping into Karen at the market was ineluctable.

Definition: 1. to be in an initial or early stage; just begun; 2. imperfectly formed or formulated
Sentence: The captain's orders were an inchoate series of words that left everyone confused.

Definition: someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions.
Sentence: Jobs is a classic iconoclast, one who aggressively seeks out, attacks, and overthrows conventional ideas. 

                      — Business Week (Oct 12, 2010)

Definition: not having enough money to pay for necessities.
Sentence: It had been quite in keeping with his ideas that the Thornes should taste the bitters of poverty, and know what being impecunious really meant. 
             — George Manville Fenn

Definition: only partly in existence; imperfectly formed.
Sentence: “But when the law is unsettled, inchoate, undeveloped, let’s say, it’s natural that judges’ political, social and economic views will shape how they see things.” 
         — New York Times (Dec 16, 2010)


  1. I am going to be so smart by the time this is over.

  2. Congrats on keeping up with the A-Z! Good luck and have a lovely weekend. :)

  3. I'm a dud tonight...the only one I knew with certainty was Iconoclast. :-(

  4. Nice words beginning with I
    I knew 3 of them.

  5. I was familiar with today's words, but I probably wouldn't have been able to actually define them. :-)


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