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impair

Short Definition : injure; hurt; damage

Definition
(verb) make worse or less effective
Example Sentence
  • His vision was impaired

Definition
(verb) make imperfect
Synonyms : deflower , mar , spoil , vitiate
Example Sentence
  • nothing marred her beauty

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impair

Opposite of Repair.Repair is to mend, Impair is to Injure..
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by Assiduous

im+pair. If you damage a pair of something..you seperate them...so you injure them...
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by preetisoni2411

impair=i+m+pair.....when my gf said to me that "i am paired(i m pair) with some on else for the dance competition"...it HURT/INJURED my feelings a lot...................:)
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by verbal800

Im+Pair. If you wear incorrect pair of shoes you may hurt yourself while walking.
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by shadip

impale

Short Definition : pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear

Definition
(verb) pierce with a sharp stake or point
Synonyms : empale , spike , transfix
Example Sentence
  • impale a shrimp on a skewer

Definition
(verb) kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
Synonyms : stake
Example Sentence
  • the enemies were impaled and left to die

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impale

Impale- Im+Pale. If someone is pierced with something he will be pale due to excessive bleeding.
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by yokel

Chaku Pale Diya...Chaku Pierce Kar Diya...
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by mohitunlimited

tribes of imphal pierce their body too much
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by shivesh

I+M+PALE.. I can PIERCE through any big Crowd.
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by Torpedox

impale ~ im (I am) + pale (pole) : I am going to impale him using a sharp pole.
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by editor1

impale=i+m+pale.....Ceasear cried::"I am already pale with fever...please dont assasin me...!!!",...still the traitors assasined him with spears and daggers.....synonyms:pierce, stick, run through, spike, lance, spear, skewer, spit, transfix
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by verbal800

IMPALE == I Am a POLE and I Am used for PALE(Hindi tearing)ing
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by ilarum

impalpable

Short Definition : imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible

Definition
(adj) incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch
Synonyms : intangible
Example Sentence
  • the intangible constituent of energy

Definition
(adj) imperceptible to the senses or the mind
Example Sentence
  • an impalpable cloud
  • impalpable shadows
  • impalpable distinctions
  • as impalpable as a dream

Definition
(adj) not perceptible to the touch
Example Sentence
  • an impalpable pulse

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impalpable

impalpable->impale+able.. as per science,when u are impaled,then u really cant feel pain.(this is a fact :) )
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by hidus

if you throw pebble on your pal then you cannot touch him again
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by ramya1987

im-PAL-pable a PAL(very short period of time) cannot be perceived by us.
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by Vasant_Kabra

IM(negative)+PAL+PEBBLE.. My PAL is "insensitive to the touch" of smooth PEBBLE.
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by Torpedox

im(not) pal(friend) able... its difficult to be friends with someone who is imperceptible or not understandable...
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by NikhilAgl

Read as Im-Pulp-Able. Remember in Pulp fiction movie Pulp is shapeless mass, so Pulp = undefined = intangible = not concrete = cant be felt physically = imperceptible.
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by fanatic

Impalpable == IM+PAL+p+ABLE == (PAL and NTSC are 2 major DVD Player formats). So ImPALable is a DVD player for which PAL is DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND
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by ilarum

palpable means one who can easily be changed so impalpable is the opposite of it
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by berkeley

impart

Short Definition : grant a share of; make known; Ex. news to impart

Definition
(verb) transmit (knowledge or skills)
Synonyms : give , leave , pass on
Example Sentence
  • give a secret to the Russians
  • leave your name and address here
  • impart a new skill to the students

Definition
(verb) bestow a quality on
Synonyms : add , bestow , bring , contribute , lend
Example Sentence
  • Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company
  • The music added a lot to the play
  • She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings
  • This adds a light note to the program

Definition
(verb) transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
Synonyms : carry , channel , conduct , convey , transmit
Example Sentence
  • Sound carries well over water
  • The airwaves carry the sound
  • Many metals conduct heat

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impart

it is opposite of apart. so impart means giving a share
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by berkeley

impartial

Short Definition : not biased; fair; N. impartiality

Definition
(adj) showing lack of favoritism
Example Sentence
  • the cold neutrality of an impartial judge

Definition
(adj) free from undue bias or preconceived opinions
Synonyms : unprejudiced
Example Sentence
  • an unprejudiced appraisal of the pros and cons
  • the impartial eye of a scientist

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impartial

There are two PARTS. You don't favor either PART. You are imPARTIAL.
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by Jackery

impassable

Short Definition : not able to be traveled or crossed

Definition
(adj) incapable of being passed
Synonyms : unpassable

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impassable

im(a -ve prefix,not)+passable, meaning that which cannot be passed by or crossed.
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by imajeeth

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