Lexicon: introspective – invalidate

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introspective, adj. [L. intrōspicere.]

Having the quality of looking within; examining into one's own thoughts, feelings, or mental condition, or expressing such examination; of, pertaining to, characterized by, or given to introspection.

intrude, v. [OFr < L. intrūdere.]

  1. Encroach; infringe; enter without permission.
  2. Trespass; invade; approach unexpectedly.
  3. Intervene; interrupt; disturb; come in without invitation; go in without welcome.

intrusion, n. [OFr < L. intrūsio.]

Trespass; encroachment; sudden appearance; unexpected entrance; untimely arrival.

intrust (-ed), v. [see entrusted, v.]

Entrust; confide; commit; reveal confidentially.

intuition (-s), n. [Fr. < L. intuitiōnem.] (webplay: looking, presented).

  1. Action of mentally looking at; contemplation; consideration; perception; recognition; mental view.
  2. Scholastic Philos; spiritual perception or immediate knowledge.

inundate, v. [L. inundāre.] (webplay: water).

Fill; flood; overwhelm; swamp; cause to overflow.

inundation, n. [OFr L. inundātiōnem.] (webplay: spring, water).

  1. Overspreading; overflowing; superfluity; abundance.
  2. Flood; fullness; covering of water; soaking with fluid.

inure (-d), v. [Fr. in + æuvre, work, operation, exercise.]

Accustomed to; hardened.

invade (-s, -ing), v. [L. invādere, go, walk.]

  1. Enter with hostile intentions.
  2. Fall on as a disease.

invalidate (-s), v. [Fr. < L. invalidāre, not strong, infirm, weak.]

Weaken; annul; cancel; void; lessen the force of.