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 for inherent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inherent \In*her"ent\, a. [L. inhaerens, -entis, p. pr. of
     inhaerere: cf. F. inh['e]rent. See Inhere.]
     Permanently existing in something; inseparably attached or
     connected; naturally pertaining to; innate; inalienable; as,
     polarity is an inherent quality of the magnet; the inherent
     right of men to life, liberty, and protection. "A most
     inherent baseness." --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The sore disease which seems inherent in civilization.
                                                    --Southey.
  
     Syn: Innate; inborn; native; natural; inbred; inwrought;
          inseparable; essential; indispensable.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  inherent
      adj 1: existing as an essential constituent or characteristic;
             "the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of
             periodicity"; "a constitutional inability to tell the
             truth" [syn: built-in, constitutional, inbuilt,
             inherent, integral]
      2: in the nature of something though not readily apparent;
         "shortcomings inherent in our approach"; "an underlying
         meaning" [syn: implicit in(p), inherent, underlying]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "inherent":
     accessible, at hand, attendant, automatic, available, basic, born,
     characteristic, congenital, connate, constitutional, deep-seated,
     distinctive, elemental, elementary, esoteric, essential,
     fundamental, hereditary, immanent, immediate, implanted, implicit,
     impulsive, in view, inalienable, inborn, inbred, indigenous,
     individual, indwelling, infixed, ingrained, inherited, innate,
     inner, instinctive, integral, internal, intimate, intrinsic,
     involuntary, inward, inwrought, irreducible, libidinal, native,
     natural, normal, on board, on deck, on hand, peculiar, present,
     private, regular, resident, secret, spontaneous, subjective,
     subliminal, typical, unalienable, unchallengeable, unconscious,
     unlearned, unquestionable, within call, within reach,
     within sight
  
  

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