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Ichthyology

study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish

ichthyology
Mnemonic

Ichthyo -: Fish Logy -:Study

Icon(ikon)

religious image; idol; image or representation

Usage

That man is an icon in the business; he personifies loyalty and good business sense.

Mnemonic

Ford Ikon is treated as Icon.

Iconoclastic

attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images

Usage

: The actions of the people during the downfall of Communism was iconoclastic.

Mnemonic

icon = idol Class = fragments. So, one who destroys idols into pieces is iconoclast.

Ideology

system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture

Usage

The actions of the people during the downfall of Communism was iconoclastic.

ideology
Mnemonic

Ideology is based on an idea.

Idiom

expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic

Usage

People use idioms like ' kick over the traces ' , or ' burn your boats ' without any notion who started them.

idiom

Idiosyncrasy

individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic

Usage

All people have at least one idiosyncrasy that makes them different from each other

idiosyncrasy

Idle

not working; not employed or busy; lazy; without purpose; useless; lacking substance; baseless; not based on truth; Ex. idle worker; Ex. talk idly; V.

Idolatry

worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous

Usage

: Diana was in the grip of what the bible would call idolatry.

idolatry
Mnemonic

idol+ adulatory (adulation)

Idyll(idyl)

short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers

Usage

In English class, they were reading an Idyll.

Idyllic

charmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene

Usage

They spent an idyllic month in the beautiful Smoky mountains

idyllic
Mnemonic

Idyllic life because he eats idlli.

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