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::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
::: inebriated - habitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety
::: abnegation - renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
::: reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
::: oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
::: palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
::: insuperable - insurmountable; unbeatable; Ex. insuperable difficulties
::: infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
::: infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
::: defalcate - embezzle