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impasse

Short Definition : predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress

Definition
(noun) a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
Example Sentence
  • reached an impasse on the negotiations

Definition
(noun) a street with only one way in or out
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impasse

im(IMPOSSIBLE)+passe(PASS)....IMPOSSIBLE TO PASS through a canal, which has no way to escape.
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by preetisoni2411

im-passe-->no passage
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by hirababu89

impasse=i+m+pass...."i m unable to pass the CAT xam...it was my last hope of becoming something good in life...now i am going to become just a middle class person in my life...there is NO ESCAPE from this situation..."..:)
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by verbal800

I am not getting pass marks – this is impasse.
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by nupur10000

impassioned

Short Definition : (of speech) filled with passion; fervent

Definition
(adj) characterized by intense emotion
Synonyms : ardent , fervent , fervid , fiery , perfervid , torrid
Example Sentence
  • ardent love
  • an ardent lover
  • a fervent desire to change society
  • a fervent admirer
  • fiery oratory
  • an impassioned appeal
  • a torrid love affair

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impassioned

impassioned: i m Passioned
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by rakpatil

i m filled with passion
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by aparajita

impassive

Short Definition : without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face

Definition
(adj) having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
Synonyms : stolid
Example Sentence
  • her impassive remoteness
  • he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight
  • a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course
  • her face showed nothing but stolid indifference

Definition
(adj) deliberately impassive in manner
Example Sentence
  • deadpan humor
  • his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impassive

Impassive-> A person saying-"I m Passive(Not Active)", that means he has no feelings,emotions.
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by adi_agarwal

Passive : inactive hence a person inactive in revealing emotions.zzzz
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by muralicmr

IMpressively PASSIVE
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by reachacsv

impassive=i+m+passive....i.e. someone saying.."i am passive=: deadpan , expressionless , poker-faced , unexpressive"...:)
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by verbal800

'im-' normally means 'not'...but for these words...'im' means 'yes'... 1)impassioned(lot of passion) 2)impassive(lot of passiveness)... REMEMBER...!!!
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by sravan1411

Kim was simply I.M.ing her friends in Lit class when the sad PASSage was read. Kim was impassive when the passage was read.
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by memory man

I+M+PASSIVE....passivemeans accepting or allowing what happens or what others do , without active response hence impassive
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by nileshdive

impassive = im (not) + passive; not activate by something.
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by shaktipada

impeach

Short Definition : charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility

Definition
(verb) challenge the honesty or veracity of
Example Sentence
  • the lawyers tried to impeach the credibility of the witnesses

Definition
(verb) charge (a public official) with an offense or misdemeanor committed while in office
Example Sentence
  • The President was impeached

Definition
(verb) bring an accusation against; level a charge against
Synonyms : accuse , criminate , incriminate
Example Sentence
  • The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impeach

i m "pee"ing in the bEACH(i m pe each),so the police caught me and accused me for the crime :(
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by hidus

impeach - imp(important)+ pea(person)+ ch(charge)..So, charge important person (public office) for a crime.
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by KM2009

impeach: i'm breached, my security has been breached and my secrets are out, hence I'm charged with felony
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by anshulnirvana

Preacher = Dictator. Im and In are often used interchangably. Impeach = indict = charge with crime :).
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by fanatic

In the public Speech imran khan was accusaed by Parvez Mushruf
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by ksameer_coep

impeccable

Short Definition : faultless

Definition
(adj) without fault or error
Synonyms : faultless , immaculate
Example Sentence
  • faultless logic
  • speaks impeccable French
  • timing and technique were immaculate
  • an immaculate record

Definition
(adj) not capable of sin
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impeccable

im+pecca(pakka.it was there in our science book in class 2)...pakka house is always faultless as compared to kutchcha house.
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by preetisoni2411

Picking on somebody means to finding faults. Hence Im Pickable means, no fault can be found
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by subhasish

remember bird WOODPECKER.....he can drill the wood with his beak....hence create flaws ....imPECKable or flawless
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by technojatin

pakka+able: means work will be done definitely. only possible when a faultless man do
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by abhishekgarg

He packed the cable wire impeccably.
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by nupur10000

nothing to pick out
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by ravibhatta007

impossible thing must be done without fault.
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by sharifit

it is IMpossible to PICK a flaw
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by McMidget14

pecca means fault so impeccable is faultless and peccadillo is minor fault
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by berkeley

impecunious

Short Definition : without money

Definition
(adj) not having enough money to pay for necessities
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impecunious

pecu (read as pesu means money). impec(s)unious who doesn't have money.
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by cp.jethani

IM(MEANS NOT)+PECUNE(MONEY)..SOMEONE WITHOUT MONEY..
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by preetisoni2411

It is IMPossible to C U IN US "Without Money"
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by savakarv

Read it like: Inpe kyu nahi yash(money).
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by vinodupreti

IM(not)+PECUNIA is a root for money...hence impecunious means having little or no money.
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by nileshdive

I just remember and Imp has no money. Its and Imp.
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by Yank

imPEcuNIous..the letters in caps form PENI ie PENNY..so penniless
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by ggauravr

PE-paise CU-kyun NI-nahi hain with US?
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by shivani shukla

it sounds like iMpeKUNIous->KUNI means murder in hindi...so we can make a story like"IMPportant KUNI is done by US coz we didnt have money"
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by hidus

im+pecunious: pecunious means rich, so impcunous memans without money
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by nikhilparasher

: im+pecunious: pecunious means rich, so impecunious means without money
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by nikhilparasher

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