focus

the center of interest or activity

formidable

inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable

fruitless

failing to achieve the desired results; unproductive or useless

gaudy

extravagantly bright or showy, typically so as to be tasteless

geography

the nature and relative arrangement of places and physical features

gratify

give (someone) pleasure or satisfaction

gravity

extreme or alarming importance; seriousness

grim

forbidding or uninviting

grimy

covered with or characterized by grime

grueling

extremely tiring and demanding

gruesome

causing repulsion or horror; grisly

haggle

dispute or bargain persistently, especially over the cost of something

headlong

in a rush; with reckless haste

hilarious

extremely amusing

homage

special honor or respect shown publicly

homicide

the deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another; murder

horrid

causing horror

hospitable

friendly and welcoming to strangers or guests

hurtle

move or cause to move at a great speed, typically in a wildly uncontrolled manner

hybrid

a thing made by combining two different elements; a mixture

Illiterate

ignorant in a particular subject or activity

imminent

about to happen

impartial

treating all rivals or disputants equally; fair and just

impede

delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder

impel

drive, force, or urge (someone) to do something

implore

beg someone earnestly or desperately to do something

incident

an event or occurrence

incredulous

(of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something

industrious

diligent and hard-working

infamous

well known for some bad quality or deed

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