This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : injure; hurt; damage
(verb) make worse or less effective
(verb) make imperfect
nothing marred her beauty
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impair
Opposite of Repair.Repair is to mend, Impair is to Injure..
im+pair. If you damage a pair of something..you seperate them...so you injure them...
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...................:)
Im+Pair. If you wear incorrect pair of shoes you may hurt yourself while walking.
Short Definition : pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
(verb) pierce with a sharp stake or point
impale a shrimp on a skewer
(verb) kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
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.
Chaku Pale Diya...Chaku Pierce Kar Diya...
tribes of imphal pierce their body too much
I+M+PALE.. I can PIERCE through any big Crowd.
impale ~ im (I am) + pale (pole) : I am going to impale him using a sharp pole.
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
IMPALE == I Am a POLE and I Am used for PALE(Hindi tearing)ing
Short Definition : imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible
(adj) incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch
the intangible constituent of energy
(adj) imperceptible to the senses or the mind
an impalpable cloud
as impalpable as a dream
(adj) not perceptible to the touch
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 :) )
if you throw pebble on your pal then you cannot touch him again
im-PAL-pable a PAL(very short period of time) cannot be perceived by us.
IM(negative)+PAL+PEBBLE.. My PAL is "insensitive to the touch" of smooth PEBBLE.
im(not) pal(friend) able... its difficult to be friends with someone who is imperceptible or not understandable...
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.
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
palpable means one who can easily be changed so impalpable is the opposite of it
Short Definition : grant a share of; make known; Ex. news to impart
(verb) transmit (knowledge or skills)
give a secret to the Russians
leave your name and address here
impart a new skill to the students
(verb) bestow a quality on
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
(verb) transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
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
Short Definition : not biased; fair; N. impartiality
(adj) showing lack of favoritism
the cold neutrality of an impartial judge
(adj) free from undue bias or preconceived opinions
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.
Short Definition : not able to be traveled or crossed
(adj) incapable of being passed
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impassable
im(a -ve prefix,not)+passable, meaning that which cannot be passed by or crossed.