I is for

Illusion, n. something which deceives
Allusion, n. a casual reference
Elusion, n. evasion

While defending his elusion from the police, Bob made an allusion to the many illusions Houdini once performed.

(see also elude/allude in E is for)


Insure, v. guarantee against loss or harm
Assure, v. to pledge or promise
Ensure, v. to make sure or certain

Having ensured the agent was on his way, I assured Gary that we would take care of everything; we had insured the house against natural disasters.

NB: insure can often be used in place of ensure, but ensure generally cannot be used in place of insure


In, prep. (showing containment within something)
n. influence with person of power
Inn, n. tavern or small hotel

Because Jenny had an in with the owner of the Come On Inn, a small hotel in Burlington, we were guaranteed a place to stay.


Immigrate, v. to come to a place
(usually a country and establish as a new residence)
Emigrate, v. to leave from a place
(usually a country to establish residence elsewhere)

The Puritans emigrated from England to escape persecution. They immigrated to the New World to follow their own religious beliefs without fear.


Isle, n. a small island
I’ll, contraction of “I will”
Aisle, n. a walkway between or along seats

I’ll walk down the aisle in an old stone church on the Isle of Man.


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Definitions used or adapted from dictionary.com
See also: Intro, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, Outro


6 thoughts on “I is for

    • maggiemcg says:

      Cool! I’ll confess that I didn’t know it was a word until I was checking out the definitions of illusion and allusion. 🙂

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