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So I'm trying to indent a list that I have to look something like

    1) random stuff
    2) random stuff

I'm using

        \hfill \item[1)]Hello World

but it isn't working for me. I still get 1) to be directly under 2) which I want 1) to be tabbed out a little bit to show that the list is starting

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If I understand your question I believe you require \subitem here is a minimal code to see if it is what you would desire.

    \item Normal
    \item Normal
      \subitem Indented
      \subitem Indented
      \subitem Indented
    \item Back to normal

This gives


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\subitem is used in the theindex environment and its behavior is unpredictable elsewhere. –  egreg Jul 11 at 20:17

This is straight-forward with enumitem:

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\usepackage{enumitem}% http://ctan.org/pkg/enumitem
    \item First
    \item Second
        \item Sub-first
        \item Sub-second
        \item Sub-third
    \item Third

The list numbered above emulates enumerate with a specific label (having a right-parenthesis) and exactly 2 levels.

For an empty Second, use \mbox{}.

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